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Wade C. Davis

CHINA GROVE — Wade C. Davis, 90, 304 N. Franklin Ave., died Friday (Jan. 12, 2007) at NorthEast Medical Center, Concord, after a short illness.

Born June 6, 1916, in Chesterfield County, S.C., Mr. Davis was a son of the late Wade Hampton and Mary Frances Johnson Davis.

He served in the U.S. Army from 1948 to 1950 and worked in civil service with the U.S. Navy, as a painter in Jacksonville, Fla., for 13 years.

He then worked for years with Cannon Mills’ Paint Department, until he retired.

He was a member of Central Baptist Church, Kannapolis.

His former wife, Evelyn Anderson Davis, died Dec. 11, 1998, and his son, Larry Gene Burris, also preceded him in death.

Survivors include his wife of seven years, Thethile Crouch Davis; stepdaughters Mildred Nall, China grove, Helen McManus, Kannapolis, Lorene Gurley, Gold Hill, and Peggy Barlow, Morganton; stepsons James Watts, Huntersville, Rick Watts, Morganton, and Carl and Darrell Watts, both of Charlotte; sister Ruth Melton, Albemarle; 14 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.

A service was held Sunday (Jan. 14, 2007) at Central Baptist Church, Kannapolis, conducted by the Rev. Curtis Parker and the Rev. Alan Reid. Burial, Carolina Memorial Park, Kannapolis.

Online condolences may be left at www.whitleysfuneralhome.com.

Memorials: Central Baptist Church, 1810 Moose Road, Kannapolis, NC 28081.

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