Raymond Lloyd Davis
Published 5:00 am Wednesday, July 25, 2007
Services for Raymond Lloyd Davis, of Brookhaven, are 2 p.m.Wednesday, July 25, at First United Methodist Church of Brookhavenwith burial in Oaklawn Cemetery in Centreville at 4 p.m. The Rev.Dr. H. Wayne Webster will officiate. Brookhaven Funeral Home is incharge of arrangements.
Visitation is Wednesday from 1 p.m. until the time of theservice at the church.
Mr. Davis, 87, died July 22, 2007, at his residence. He was anative of Phoenixville, Penn.
He was a retired banker. He was a graduate of Drexel University,in Philadelphia, Penn, and a United States Army Veteran of WorldWar II. He had served as president of the Mississippi BankersAssociation and was former president and chief executive officer ofBrookhaven Bank and Trust Co. He was past president of theBrookhaven-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce, and the formerchairman of the Brookhaven-Lincoln County Industrial DevelopmentFoundation. He was an active member of the Brookhaven LittleTheatre where he served on the board of directors and played anumber of supporting acting roles. He was a member of First UnitedMethodist Church of Brookhaven, where he served as district layleader, finance chairman, trustee and Sunday school teacher. Afterhis retirement, he enjoyed working at the Food Bank of Brookhavenand teaching in the Adult Literacy Program.
Preceding him in death were his father, Ralph Elmer Davis; hismother, Elizabeth Campbell Davis; his son, Kenneth Raymond Davis;and his brother, John E. Davis.
Survivors are his wife, Elsie Kathryn Carroll Davis, ofBrookhaven; his son, Omer C. Davis and wife Marybeth, of BatonRouge, La.; his grandchildren, Sarah Davis North and husband Denny,of Mountain View, Calif., and John Wood Davis, of Nashville, Tenn.;his brother, Richard K. Davis and wife Kay, of Elkton, Md.
Honorary pallbearers are Mitchell Davis, A.G. Black, Owen Carty,Dave Pace, F.J. Rein, Dr. David Strong, and the members of theFirst United Methodist Church Lost and Found Sunday SchoolClass.
The family has requested that memorials be given to the FirstUnited Methodist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 358, Brookhaven, MS39602.