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Lawrence DAVIES Obituary

Lawrence T.


PITTSFIELD - Lawrence T. Davies, 86, died at Liberty Village, Pittsfield, Ill., on Saturday, June 7, 2014, at 8:59 a.m.

He was born Dec. 4, 1927, in Gillespie, Ill., to Joseph Davies, Sr., and Mary Alice (Barnes). He married Elinor (Mitchell) Davies on Dec. 8, 1951, in Gillespie. She preceded him in death on June 24, 2011.

He was a retired coal miner from the Coffeen Mine. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army having served during WWII. Lawrence was a member of the VFW Post 4547 of Gillespie and a former member of the Lions Club.

He is survived by his sons, Michael (Sandra) Davies of Bluffs, Ill., and Timothy (Teresa) Davies of Elk Grove Village, Ill.; grandchildren, Molly Spangler, Maggie Martin, Mark Davies, Krista Davies, Keith Davies, and Craig Davies; great-grandchildren, Max Martin, Dane Martin and Gus Spangler.

He was preceded in death by his parents, spouse, and brother, Joseph Davies, Jr.

Friends may call on Tuesday, June 10, 2014, at Kravanya Funeral Home in Gillespie from 10 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. Funeral services are Tuesday, June 10, 2014, at 12:00 p.m. at Kravanya Funeral Home, Gillespie, with Pastor Stacy Tomich officiating. Burial will be at Gillespie Cemetery, Gillespie.

Memorials are suggested to VFW or Activity Fund at Liberty Village in Pittsfield, Ill. Anyone wishing to send an online condolence may do so at

Published in The State Journal-Register from June 8 to June 9, 2014
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