Sam Warren Davis, 91, of Wesson, died Saturday, April 25, 2009, at the Oliver House in Wesson.
Services will be held Monday, April 27, at 11 a.m. at Sylvarena Baptist Church with interment at the Sylvarena Cemetery. Stringer Family Funeral Services in Hazlehurst is handling arrangements.
Mr. Davis was born October 11, 1917, in Bowie, Arizona, to Grover and Ina Davis. Warren and his late wife Alice Hutson Davis, were married on November 23, 1941, in Sylvarena at the old Sylvarena Baptist Church. Warren served in the U.S. Navy in the Pacific during WWII. After the war they settled in the Sandhill community east of Wesson. They both worked for Mr. Marion D. Fuller in his business Wesson Machine and Supply until Alice began teaching in the Wesson public schools. In 1949 they began operating their own dairy farm on the old Smith Ferry Road (now Timberlane) near Wesson and Beauregard. In 1953 they moved to Jackson, where Warren was a field representative for Blue Ribbon Dairy (later Pet Milk) and Alice worked for the State Tax Commission until they retired. Recently they moved to Oliver House, a personal care facility in Wesson.
Mr. Davis was preceded in death by his wife Alice.
He is survived by a sister, Joy Davis Patterson, two nephews, Ronnie Davis of New Orleans and Sam Davis of Oxford, two nieces, Karen Patterson Kurr of Oxford and Kay Patterson Olliver of Jackson, and many great-nieces and great-nephews, including Kyle Jackson, Kurt Jackson and Craig Jackson, all of Wesson.
Pall bearers are Kurt Jackson, Kyle Jackson, Sam Davis, Ronnie Davis, Bruce Summy, Allen Kurr and Danny Stegall.