Mary Frances Davis

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Mary Frances Davis

Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Frances Davis, age 86, will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, August 31, 2013 at All Saints Anglican Church, with Father Charles Filiatreau officiating, assisted by Wes Gristy and Brian Lane. Burial will follow in Riverside Cemetery, with Lawrence-Sorensen Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Davis died Tuesday, August 27, 2013 at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital.

She was born in Jackson, TN to the late Trimble Middleton Hays and Ida Mae Rice Hays. Mrs. Davis' great-grandparents, General Samuel Jackson Hays and Frances Middleton Hays, were some of the original settlers of Jackson in the early 1800's. Mrs. Davis graduated from Jackson High School and attended Lambuth College. She married Dr. Joseph Cleveland Davis, Sr., who preceded her in death on February 18, 2006. She was a homemaker, a Gray Lady volunteer at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital and a member of All Saints Anglican Church.

Other than her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Trimble Hays, Jr. and Dan Hays, and her sister, Eleanor Hays.

Surviving are her sons, Joseph Cleveland Davis, Jr. and wife Rita of Jackson, and Dan Caruthers Davis and wife Lisa of Atlanta, GA; her sister, Ida Kinberg and husband Don of Seattle, WA; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers for the services will be Ryan Davis, Sam Davis, Joe Davis III, Steve Davis, Jerry Crawford and Monte Cooper.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests any memorials be made to the or All Saints Church Discretionary Fund.

Friends may visit with the family from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the church.

Lawrence-Sorensen Funeral Home, (731) 424-2424.

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Lawrence-Sorensen Funeral Home
403 East Baltimore Street Jackson, TN 38301
(731) 424-2424
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Published in The Jackson Sun from Aug. 28 to Aug. 31, 2013
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