Mrs. Pansy Davis Alexander, age 97, of Jefferson, died Thursday, April 18, 2013.
She was born in Jackson County, a daughter of the late Tom P. and Ziporah Hayes Davis and was one of 13 children. She loved children, having 7 of her own, and was the owner of Pansy's Daycare, the first licensed daycare in Jackson County. Thousands of children were under her loving care. She was a member of Jefferson First United Methodist Church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, J.B. "Dutch" Alexander, 4 sons, Charles Fleeman, Timothy Fleeman, Jimmy Fleeman and Byron Alexander, a grandson, Chuck Fleeman, 5 sisters, Ruth Carnell, Mary Lou McDonald, Ellen Perry, Beth Wages, and Merle Snider, 6 brothers, Malvin Davis, John Davis, George Davis, Hayes Davis, and Ed Davis.
Survivors include: her daughter, Emmagene (Howard) Merk; sons, Dicky (Lilly) Fleeman and John (Sandy) Alexander; sister, Vera Pace; daughters in law, Alice Alexander, Gayle Turner, and Betty Fleeman; 15 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; 6 great great grandchildren; and a number of other relatives.
Funeral services will be held Sunday April 21 at 4 p.m. in the Chapel of Evans Funeral Home with Rev. Joe Hardy officiating. Interment will follow in Woodbine Cemetery with Hopper Alexander, Jerry Davis, Rickey Davis, Tony Davis, Davis Gilmer, and Mike Beatty honored as pallbearers. The family will receive friends on Saturday, April 20 at Evans Funeral Home from 5 – 8 p.m.
Flower are accepted or donations may be made to St. Mary's Hospice, P.O. Box 6588, Athens, Ga. 30604
Evans Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.