David Edward Davis

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David Edward Davis, 58, passed away on November 18, 2017. He died at home in the arms of his sister Darlene Davis. He was born on May 27, 1959. Mr. Davis spent his professional career teaching music and serving as the Band and Choral Director for Kennedy Road Middle School in Griffin, Ga.; Macon County High School in Montezuma, Ga.; Callaway High School in Hogansville, Ga.; West Point Elementary School in West Point, Ga.; Harris County-Carver Middle School and Harris County High School in Hamilton, Ga.; and Gilmer County High School in Ellijay, Ga. He served as Organist in the early 80's for the First United Methodist Church in Oxford. He later performed in area bands and orchestras in Portland, Oregon from 1999 to 2000; and the LaGrange Symphony in LaGrange, Ga. from 2000 to 2004. Mr. Davis was a 1977 graduate of Saks High School, and received his Bachelor of Science in Education, Music and Drama from Jacksonville State University in 1982. While at Jacksonville State University he performed with the JSU "Marching Southerners" at that time under the direction of Mr. David Walters. He received his Master in Education in Piano Pedagogy in 1985 from the Schwob School of Music at Columbus State University in Columbus, Ga. where he also studied Organ under the direction of Joseph Golden, director of opera, professor of organ and coordinator of music history and literature. He was twice named Who's Who Among American Teachers in 1996 and in 2004. Mr. Davis was preceded in death by his parents, James and Marvalene Davis, of Anniston, and an older brother, James Donald Davis, of Anniston. He is survived by a brother, Rev. Patrick E. Davis (Dawn), of Morgan Hill, Calif., and two sisters, Darlene L. Davis, of Anniston and Melanie C. Grizzard (Billy), of Oxford, including two nieces Amanda Troup (Jarrod), of Oxford and Kelly Richardson (Andrew), of Attalla, and one nephew, Christopher Gaskin (Lean), of Lincoln; two great-nieces and two great nephews, Olivia and Jacob Troup and Casen and Emilia Gaskin. Mr. Davis was an inspiration to his students, family, and friends encouraging them to live life fully and successfully following the words of a poem on success who's authorship remains undetermined, but its' truth speaks an eternal wisdom: "To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty; to find the best in others; to leave the world a bit better whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition; to know that one life has breathed easier because you lived here. This is to have succeeded." A private family celebration of life and remembrance will be held on Sunday, November 26, 2017 at the home and farm of Billy and Melanie Grizzard in Oxford. Condolences may be offered at graybrownservice.com
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Published in The Anniston Star on Nov. 26, 2017
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