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John Marshall Davis

NEW CANTON, January 9 — John Marshall Davis passed away at his home on Wednesday, January 8, 2014. He was born on April 22, 1929 to the late Willie Hall and Annie Ripley Davis in Arvonia, the second of nine children.

Mr. Davis served his country for the United States Army as a Corporal during the Korean Conflict. He was a retired construction ironworker who worked for Local Union 28. He was a member of the Rhythm Bones Society and loved to play “dem bones” with Bluegrass Music. Mr. Davis was also a member of the Buckingham Christian Fellowship, Scottsville Senior Center and Schuyler Senior Center. He was a member of Mt. Tabor Baptist Church of Arvonia.

He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Sarah G. Davis; four children, Brenda (Rick) Rowland of Danville, Thelma (Chuck) Llewellyn of Buckingham, Theresa (Tim) Bryant of Dillwyn, and Johnny (Sandy) Davis of Dillwyn; 10 grandchildren, Charlie Llewellyn of Powhatan, Ben (Katie) Bryant of Dillwyn, Thomas (Alex) Llewellyn of Buckingham, Will Bryant of Seattle, WA, Kristen Davis of Richmond, and Marsha Davis, Jackson Bryant, Jeannie Davis, Hannah Davis, and Scarlett Davis all of Dillwyn; four great-grandchildren, Abigail and Eva Bryant of Dillwyn and Luke and Austin Llewellyn of Buckingham; sisters, Marie (JC) Parker, Annie Mae Wharam, and Shelby (Melvin) Jones all of New Canton; brothers, Luther (Barbara) Davis and Clarence (Agnes) Davis both of New Canton; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by three brothers, Willie, Richard and Herman.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, January 11 at 11 a.m. at Mt. Tabor Baptist Church, Arvonia.

Family night will be held Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Dunkum Funeral Home.

Donations can be made to the Buckingham County Rescue Squad.

Dunkum Funeral Home, Dillwyn, is serving the family.