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Mable Maxine Davis


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Mable Maxine Davis

Fayetteville, NC

Mable (Maxine) M. Davis, 91, of Fayetteville, formerly of Cordova, TN, passed into heaven on Wednesday, March 23, 2017. She was born on September, 29, 1925 in Memphis, TN to Thomas Eugene and Susie Vera McCaskill. As a child, she lived in Mississippi and Tennessee during the depression and graduated from Holly Springs, MS high school in 1942. She married the late Jesse M. Davis on November 24, 1945 in San Diego during Jesse's shore leave prior to his return to the Pacific. A treasured family story relates that she took a train alone cross country to meet her fiancé in San Diego. While he was serving with the Navy and later the Air Force, they lived in Alabama and Florida prior to returning to the Memphis, TN area. They were married for 71 years and lived in Cordova, TN for several decades.

Maxine raised two children while traveling as a military spouse and then worked for the State Employment Department of the State of Tennessee for 20 years. She was active in her churches, most recently Faith Baptist Church of Bartlett, TN as well as at Bellevue Baptist Church under pastor Dr. Adrian Rogers.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jesse "Morris" Davis, her beloved son, Ronny G Davis and her grandson, Mark Douglass Brown, and sisters Jean Andrews and Emma Odell. She is survived by her daughter, Donna Brown Katz and her husband Ronald of Fayetteville, NC; two step-grand daughters Stephanie and Naomi Katz, as well as several nieces and nephews who adored her, along with their children and grandchildren. She also leaves behind cherished former neighbors, Jeff and Pamela Glover and their children; all of whom helped Jesse and Maxine live in their home for many years past the time for a move to assisted living.

The family will receive friends on Monday, March 27 from 12 noon until 2 p.m. followed by a memorial service at 2 p.m. at the Peebles West Funeral Chapel at Oakland. Burial will take place immediately after in Fayette County Memorial Park.
Published in The Commercial Appeal from Mar. 24 to Mar. 27, 2017
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