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Walter Davis

August 24, 1931 ~ March 13, 2017 (age 85)

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Mr. Walter Davis was born August 24, 1931 in Laurinburg, NC.  He was the son of the late Will and Mary Davis. 

He attended school in Laurinburg, NC where he received an 8th grade education. He later attend Butler School for the Blind in Raleigh, NC earning a certification in Small Business Administration.  He was awarded a little over $1,000.00 and moved back to Laurinburg and opened his owned business, Davis Grocery which became known to many as “The Trailer Store”.  He formed a gospel group called the Spiritual Wonders.  The group sung at many different churches and on different programs for a number of years. 

He was first a member at Allen Chapel AME Church and later join, with his wife, Joseph Temple AME church.  He was a very active member in his church where he served on the Trustee committee and played the piano for over 30 year.  He accepted Christ later in life.  He loved to sing and play the piano.  Two of his most favorite songs were A Change Gonna Come and I am a Living Testimony.  In addition to loving to play the piano and sing, he enjoyed spending time with his family.

He was united in Holy Matrimony on July 11, 1953 to Thelma Davis.  To this union two children were born, Walter Edward Davis and Maxine Barnes.

He proceeded his wife, Thelma Davis, in death along with all his brothers and sisters.

He is survived by:  his children, Walter E. (Sharon) Davis Jr. of Laurel Hill, NC and Maxine (Cornelious) Barnes of Rocky Mount, NC, his grandchildren, Miyaka (Maurice) Mackie of Laurinburg, NC, Stephaine (Nick) Davis of Laurinburg, Tiffany and Erykah Davis of Laurel Hill and Janine (Chaz) Ledbetter of Panama City, GA, his great-grandchildren, Mia (Babygirl), Mauricia(ReRe), Madison (Madi) Mackie and Aaliyah (LeLe) Frumes all of Laurinburg, NC,  Marquez Johnson and Khamya Williams of Laurinburg, NC, and Sienna Ledbetter of Panama City, GA, brother-in-law, Felton Washington of McColl, SC.  He was also survived by nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of other relatives and friends.  We would like to send a “Special Thank You” to Arthur Austin, Debbie McLean, Shawn Williams, Scotland County Hospices, Scotland Memorial Hospital and the Mackie and Grant Family.  Your acts of kindness toward Mr. Walter Davis will always be remembered.

 Service Information

March 17, 2017

3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Purcell Funeral Home chapel
301 N. King St.
Laurinburg, NC 28352

Funeral Service
March 18, 2017

2:00 PM
Joseph Temple AME Church
1134 S. Caledonia Rd.
Laurinburg, NC 28352

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