Thomasville Times Enterprise

Obituaries

February 27, 2014

Harry Davis

THOMASVILLE — Services for Harry Davis, 93, of Colquitt are at 2 p.m., Friday, Feb. 28, 2014, at Colquitt United Methodist Church with the Rev. Larry Powell and the Rev. Rebecca Duke-Barton officiating. A private family interment is in Colquitt City Cemetery. Mr. Davis died Tuesday, Feb. 25, at Miller County Hospital. Mr. Davis was a member of Colquitt United Methodist Church were he served for many years as a devout lay leader, Sunday School Teacher, choir member, on the administrative board and as a finance committe member. He received his undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Georgia. Mr. Davis was a vocational agriculture teacher and FFA advisor from 1941 until 1961, superintendent of Miller County School System from 1961 until 1968, principal of Metter Elementary School 1969 and 1970, principal of Calhoun County High School from 1970 until 1978. He retired in June 1978 after 37 years as an educator. Mr. Davis was a member of the Georgia Vocational Association, National Retired Teachers Association and Secondary School Principal Association and served as president of several associations. An active fundraiser, he was chairman of the fund raising for the March of Dimes and American Cancer society. Through the years he was the recipient of many honors and awards professionally and civically. He is survived by his brother-in-law, Randall (Betty) Herndon of Macon; his nieces and nephews, Beverly (Bob) Fazio of Chattanooga, Tenn., Robert (Tammy) Boyd of Moore, S.C., Bonnie Cayce of Trenton, Ksena Zipperer of Tallahassee, Fla., Erik (Jennifer) Zipperer of Alexandria, Va.; Mrs. Bonnie's nieces and nephews, Cindy Wooten of Boston, Mills Herndon of Thomasville, Brandt Herndon of Savannah, Holli Lee of Clermont, and Joey Herndon of Thomasville. Mr. Davis was preceded in death by his wife, Bonnie Davis; his parents, George Clanton and Lillian Cowart Davis; one brother, George Carrol Davis; and two sisters, Marjorie Zipperer and Eula Nora Houston. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to The Methodist Home for Children and Youth, P.O. Box 2525, Macon, Ga. 31203-2525. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m., today at Colquitt United Methodist Church. — Colquitt Funeral Home Inc.

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