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James H. Davis, 91, a resident of Broughton, IL, passed away Saturday, April 15, 2017 at the Hamilton Memorial Hospital in McLeansboro, IL.
He was born April 20, 1925 in Hamilton County, IL to Carl and Mamie (Douglas) Davis. A retired farmer, he was also a U.S. Navy Veteran having served aboard the USS New Mexico during WWII.
He was also a member of the former Broughton Baptist Church and a member of the former Walpole Masonic Lodge.
Mr. Davis is survived by one son; James H. (Mary Kaye) Davis Jr. of Broughton, IL, two grand-daughters; Samantha and Sarah Davis, both of Broughton, IL, one brother; John Carl Davis of Casper, Wyoming and one sister; Virginia Hibdon of Phoenix, Arizona.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife; Isabel Pennington, and three sisters; Katherine Beshears, Grace Pflaum and Elizabeth Busler.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at the Gholson Funeral Home in McLeansboro with Revs. Randall Ragan and David Angelly officiating. Burial will be at Hickory Hill Cemetery near Broughton, IL with Military rites being performed by American Legion Post 106 of McLeansboro, IL. Visitation will be held Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at the Gholson Funeral Home in McLeansboro from 5 to 8 p.m. with a Masonic service at 7 p.m. Memorials may be made to the Hickory Hill Cemetery and will be accepted at the Gholson Funeral Home in McLeansboro.
The Gholson Funeral Home of McLeansboro is in charge of arrangements.
Published on April 17, 2017
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