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Bessie Davis

April 16, 1941 — May 25, 2015

Funeral Services for Mrs. Bessie L. Davis 74, of McIntyre will be held on Saturday May 30, 2015 at 3:00PM. Pastor Willie Batts will officiate and interment will follow in the church cemetery.

Mrs. Bessie Rouse was born April 16, 1941 in Baldwin County to the parents of the late Mr. Robert Lee Rouse. She was 1 of 19 children, two of who preceded her in death.  Ethel Mae Bell and Samuel, both of Cleveland Ohio. Bessie was a member of Brundage Mt. Baptist Church where she served on the usher board for years. Mrs. Bessie attended Wilkinson County public School and she worked for the Central State Hospital for 17 years.

She was united in Holy Marriage to the late Mr. Hollis “ROCK” Davis October 24, 1969. Blessings came as six children were born, all of whom survive her.

Mrs. Davis loved to fish and loved The Atlanta Braves. She also was famous for her delicious Brunswick stew. She was a member of the Road Runner softball team.

Mrs. Davis’ memories will always be cherished by her devoted daughters Teresa Davis Anderson and Phyllis L. Davis both from Mcintyre, Ga. 4 Sons Alan Davis (Gloria), Carl L. Rouse, Kenneth Rouse, And James Davis all of Mcintyre, Ga. A devoted Grandson whom she raised as her own son Alex Davis (Chermika), A Devoted Brother-In-Law Sammie Davis SR. (Lula), 6 Sisters Ann Rouse, Ernestine Gibson, Pauline Dunlape, Sheila Rouse, Rena  Rouse and Judith Jackson all of Cleveland Ohio.  11 brothers Charlie Rouse of Mcintyre, Ga. Robert Rouse, Nathaniel Dunlape, James A. Dunlape, Willie Dunlape, Luther Dunlape, James Dunlape, George Dunlape, Imanual Rouse, Michael Rouse, Ike Rouse all of Cleveland, Ohio. 4 Aunts Hattie Veal of Mcintyre, Ga Mary Liza Carswell and Christin Durham both from Jeffersonville, Ga and Gwen Thomas of Cleveland Ohio. 20 Grandkids and 23 Great Grandkids. A devoted cousin Mary Grimes and a devoted friend Mary Kitchens. A host of Nephews, Nieces, Cousins, and friends.

Family will receive friends at the family residence 240 Vinson Road McIntyre. Wilkinson County Memorial Chapel 142 Wriley Road, Irwinton has charge of arrangements.


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