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Davis, Clarence* - Shelby  
CLARENCE DAVIS SHELBY-Rev. Clarence Harrison Davis, 78, of 1209 White Ave., Shelby, departed this life on Sunday, April 24, 2016, at Wendover Hospice in Shelby. A native of Macon, Ga., he was born Feb. 14, 1938, to the late Walter and Mattie Mae Reese Davis. Rev. Davis graduated from Battle Hudson High School in Macon, Ga. He moved to Ohio and married his wife the former Lucille Lewis whom he was married to for 53 years. While living in Ohio, he was a pastor at the House of God Church, INC. He and his family relocated to Shelby 1976, and he was employed with the Cleveland County School System for approximately 20 years before retiring in 1999. Not one to be idle, Rev. Davis worked a variety of other jobs as well through the years which included White Oak Manor of Kings Mountain, Cleveland Home Health as well as home improvement projects. In addition, he found time to volunteer with various organizations such as Hospice, Cleveland Medical Center which he was a past volunteer president, the Youth Assistance Program of Cleveland County and he was a foster parent at one time. He was always willing to lend his time and energies to helping his fellow man. He also was a member of George H. White Masonic Lodge # 71 in Shelby. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers, Harold Davis, Walter Davis, Jr., Rev. Milton M. Davis, William Davis, Leroy Davis and Thomas Davis and a sister, Mattie E. Yates. Left with cherished memories of him are his wife of 53 years, Lucille Davis; two sons, Charles M. Davis of Okla.; and Dexter L. Davis of Atlanta, Ga.; two daughters, Stephanie Johnson (Harold) of Kan., and Toni Wilson (Sam) of Grover; one brother, Rev. Joseph Davis of Macon, Ga.; nine grandchildren; a host of great-grandchildren; a special niece, Gloria Brown of Macon, Ga., and a many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Mr. Davis will be available for viewing from 5 until 7 p.m., Friday, April 29, 2016, and from 8 until 10 a.m., on Saturday, April 30, 2016, at Enloe Mortuary. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m., on Saturday, April 30, 2016, at Cleveland Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hospice of Cleveland County/Wendover. Online condolences may be made at www.enloes.net. Arrangements by Enloe Mortuary.
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Published in Shelby Star on Apr. 29, 2016
Davis, Clarence - Shelby  
CLARENCE DAVIS SHELBY-Clarence Harrison Davis, 78, of 1209 White Ave., Shelby, departed this life on Sunday, April 24, 2016, at Wendover Hospice in Shelby. A native of Macon, Ga., he was born Feb. 14, 1938, to the late Walter and Mattie Mae Reese Davis. Mr. Davis will be available for viewing from 5 until 7 p.m., on Friday, April 29, 2016, and from 8 until 10 a.m., on Saturday, April 30, 2016, at Enloe Mortuary. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m., on Saturday, April 30, 2016, at Cleveland Memorial Park. Online condolences may be made at www.enloes.net. Arrangements by Enloe Mortuary.
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Published in Shelby Star on Apr. 28, 2016
Davis, Layten* - Spring Creek  
LAYTEN DAVIS SPRING CREEK-Daniel Layten Davis, age 78, died on Saturday, April 30, 2016, at his residence in the mountains, peacefully and surrounded by family. A native of Madison County, he was the son of the late Glen Woodrow and Mary Elizabeth Smith Davis. Layten was an Army veteran serving in the Vietnam Era. He received his undergraduate degree from Berea College, Masters Degree from Michigan State University and Ph.D. from NC State University. Layten began his professional career in tobacco research 50 years ago. He was a Professor of Agronomy at the University of Kentucky and later served as the Director of the Tobacco and Health Research Institute. Layten retired as a Principal Research Scientist at RJ Reynolds Tobacco Company after a distinguished career there; he then continued as a consultant until his death. Layten was a recipient of the Philip Morris Golden Leaf Award and in 2012 was inducted into the WNC Agriculture Hall of Fame. He served over 10 years on the Tobacco Trust Fund Commission representing Madison County. He was an international expert on tobacco varieties and a member of the Scientific Commission of CORESTA. In 1999, he co-authored the definitive text on tobacco production, chemistry and technology. Layten had a passion for the Spring Creek Community. He and his wife Veda were instrumental in the restoration of the Spring Creek School and its development into the Spring Creek Community Center. Layten was a loving and compassionate husband, father, grandfather and friend. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Veda W. Davis; one daughter, Amy Davis Madsen, and her husband, Dr. James Madsen of Lexington, Kentucky; two sons, Dr. Daniel Edwin Davis, and his wife, Shannon, of Shelby, North Carolina and Thad Alan Davis, an attorney, and his wife, Ingrid, of Hillsborough, California; one brother, Dr. Vance Davis, and his wife, Janet, of High Point; seven grandchildren, Rickman, Katie, Ashley, Jason and Nicolas Davis and Riley and Markie Madsen. The family will receive friends from 12:30 until 2 p.m., at the church. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., on Saturday, May 7, 2016, at Long's Chapel United Methodist Church, officiated by the Rev. Amy Forga. The family would like to express appreciation for the compassionate care provided during his hospitalization at Carolinas HealthCare System Cleveland, and a special thank you to DaVita Dialysis and Mountain Kidney in Asheville. Memorials may be made to Spring Creek Community Center 13075 Highway 209, Hot Springs, NC 28743. Wells Funeral Homes & Cremation Services of Waynesville is in charge of arrangements. An on-line memorial register is available at "Obituaries" at www.wellsfuneralhome.com
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Published in Shelby Star on May 4, 2016
Dulai, Kuldip* - Shelby  
KULDIP DULAI SHELBY-Kuldip Singh Dulai, 82, transitioned to his heavenly home on Friday, April 22, 2016, at Cleveland Regional Medical Center surrounded by his family. Mr. Dulai was born in Hingda, Burma, presently known as Myanmar. He was educated in Punjab, India. He immigrated to England and worked with the phone company until Nov. 1, 1968. He then immigrated to the US and worked with Air India as a cargo agent until his retirement. He was preceded in death by his parents Mr. Gajjan Singh and Mrs. Beant Kaur Dulai; brother, Pritam Singh Dulai, and sisters, Manjit Kaur Gill, Rajinder Kaur Johal. Mr. Dulai is survived by his brothers, Mr. Dalip Singh Dulai (Sundari) of California, Mr. Swaran Singh Dulai (Surinder) of Virginia; sister, Harjit Kaur Atwal of California; numerous cousin-brothers, cousin-sisters, nieces and nephews; brother, Amrik Singh Dulai who passed away on April 26, 2016. Paying of last respect and prayer will be from 9:30 until 11 a.m., Saturday, May 7, 2016, at McLean Funeral Directors, 700 S. New Hope Road, Gastonia, NC 28054. Funeral service will follow at 11 a.m. Conclusion of prayers will be held at the Sikh Gurdwara, 1760 Stoney Creek Lane, Charlotte, NC 28262. Condolence messages may be submitted online to www.mcleanfuneral.com. McLean Funeral Directors of Gastonia is serving the Dulai family.
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Published in Shelby Star on May 4, 2016
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