Evie Lee Davis, 87, of Alma, passed away August 7, 2014 at the Appling County Nursing Home after an extended illness. She was a native of Coffee County and daughter of the late Elijah Merritt and Ola Cassandra Wright. Evie was preceded in death by two sons, Lamar and Johnny Davis, a grandson, Ryan Garcia, sister, Myrtle Lee Jones and two brothers, Ivey Burkett, Jr. and Benny Burkett.
Survivors include two sons, Paul Davis of Lyons and Robin Davis of Gainesville; four daughters, Brenda Bell (Adam) and Yvonne Lynn (Jimmy) of Baxley, Kathy Thomas (Windle) and Marsha Courson of Alma; three brothers, Johnny Merritt of Hazlehurst, Ollie Burkett of San Antonio, TX and W. T. Burkettx of Uvalda; also 18 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild survives.
Funeral services were held Sunday, August 10, at 2:00 p.m. from the chapel of Crosby Funeral Home with the Rev. Travis Peavy officiating. Interment followed in Bridgeford Church of God Church Cemetery in Hazlehurst. The family received friends at the funeral home Saturday evening between the hours of 6:00 and 9:00 p.m.
Active pallbearers were Blake Lynn, Daniel Thomas, Curtis White, Adam Garcia, Joel Williams and Scott McCarty. All others in attendance will be considered honorary escorts.
Crosby Funeral Home of Alma was in charge of arrangements.