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Rev. Walter Davis

The Rev. Walter Davis of Long Beach, N.Y. passed away May 5, 2012. He was born in Halifax County on Sept. 13, 1927 to the late Rebecca James Hankin Davis and Charlie Steven Davis. He was married to Hazel Richardson Davis and was a member of New Vernon Baptist Church in Halifax.

In addition to his wife, survivors include four sons, Walter Clinton Davis and wife Shirley of New York, Michael Allen Davis and wife Rose of Texas, Charles Christopher Davis of Calif. and James Alvin Davis of N.Y.; his grandchildren, Jessie Davis, Quenton Davis, and Lazarus Davis; one great-granddaughter, Areanna Davis; one brother, Mr. Harvey Davis of Warrenville, ILL; four sisters, Mrs. Ella Davis, Mrs. Annie B. Ewell, Mrs. Mary Mayo and Mrs. Estelle Marable, all of South Boston; three sisters-in-law, Mrs. Pansy Jeter of Richmond, Mrs. Flora Terry of Clinton, Md. and Mrs. Theresa Couse of Fort Washington, Md.; and one brother-in-law, Homer Richardson of Atlanta, Ga.

Two sisters, Mrs. Lucille Fitzgerald and Venneda Joseph, also preceded him in death.

Rev. Davis was laid to rest at New Vernon Baptist Church, Halifax.