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Elaine Sears Davis

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Dec. 17, 1927 - July 18, 2019

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GRAY: Elaine Sears Davis, 91, of Gray, died Thursday, July

18. Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, July 22 at Elam Baptist Church. The Reverend Gary Thomas officiated. The family greeted friends Sunday, July 21 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Hart’s, Jones County Chapel, and again, one hour prior to the funeral service in the Fellowship Hall. Burial was held in Elam Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, a memorial contribution may be made to Opportunity International, 550 West Van Buren, Ste. 200, Chicago, IL 60607 or visit

Mrs. Davis left home when she was 15 years old to work as a “Rosie the Riveter” at Hill Field in Ogden, Utah, repairing battlefield damaged B24s. She was a former schoolteacher and business owner. She was a member of Elam Baptist Church, Georgia Singles Square Dance Association, and Friendship Force. She loved to travel. Mrs. Davis is preceded in death by her parents, E.L. and Grace Moore Sears; her husband, William C. Davis Sr.; and her brothers, Joe Sears, Boots Sears, and Danny Sears.

Mrs. Davis is survived by her five sons, Bill (Wanda) Davis Jr.; Chuck (Pam) Davis, Max Davis, Johnny (Pam) Davis, and Frank (Becky) Davis; stepdaughter, Kathy Tomlinson; 12 grandchildren; 27 great- grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

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Hart’s Mortuary and Cremation Center, Jones County Chapel, 307 Pecan Lane, Gray, GA 31032, had charge of arrangements.