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Cherry Spring and Jackson Creek Adult Student NewsLetter

My mother, Eunice Davis Burgin told me that the attached Newsletter were students in the adult classes from the Cherry Springs and Jackson Creek sections of McDowell County. Our neighbor Mrs. Alma Gilliam Bradley taught students in one of  these classes.

Pages from the newsletter are below.

Contributed by Jane B. Gouge

Adult Student Letters

Davis, Steve “Easy” (2009)

Obituary of Steve “Easy” Davis ~ 2009

Transcribed by Joseph Cook

Mr. Steve “Easy” Davis, age 38 of Marion passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday January 27, 2009 at his residence.  Born in McDowell County on April 1, 1970, he was the only son of Jack and Janice Killough Davis of Marion.  A longtime employee of Tom Johnson’s Camping Center, he attended Maranatha Baptist Church.  Fishing and hunting were his most favorite pastimes.  His family and friends will remember him for his easy-going nature and friendly disposition.

Surviving in addition to his parents are his wife Christina Mae Davis; three children, Steven, Briana and Tre’, all of Marion; a sister Trisha Styles of Marion; and his paternal grandmother Clara Walker of Spencer.

A service to celebrate his passing into his heavenly reward was held on Friday January 30, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. in Westmoreland Chapel with Rev. Dean Silver officiating.  The family received friends from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home.  Burial was in the Davistown Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery in Old Fort.  An online register is available under OBITUARIES at www.westmorelandfuneralhome.com.

The News Bulletin of McDowell County, Wednesday February 4, 2008 Volume 15 # 5

Davis, Carolyn Dianne McMahan (2008)

Obituary of Carolyn Dianne McMahan Davis ~ 2008

Transcribed by Joseph Cook

Carolyn Dianne McMahan Davis of Marion passed away Saturday August 30, 2008 at The McDowell Hospital.  She was born in McDowell County to the late Robert Donald McMahan and Patricia Ann Godfrey.  In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her mother-in-law Patricia Davis.

She is survived by her husband Keith Davis; 2 sons, Cody Ivers of Glenwood and Todd Ollis of Marion; 1 daughter Heather Conner and husband Jeremy of Marion; father-in-law Jerry Davis; an uncle Joe McMahan; 4 sisters, Rita McKinney, Donnna Sue McMahan, Jennifer Crouch, and Dawn McMahan; 2 brothers, Eric and Jimmy Heffernan; and sister-in-law Tracy Guice.

A Memorial service was held by the family on Thursday at Mountain Creek Independent Baptist Church at 4:00 PM with Rev. Billy Conner and Rev. Donald Honeycutt offciating.  The family received friends from 3:00 to 4:00 at the church.

Kirksey Funeral Home in Marion is assisting the family.

The News Bulletin of McDowell County, Wednesday September 10, 2008 Volume 14 #36

Elliott, Odell Davis

Funeral Bulletin

ODELL DAVIS ELLIOTT:     Born:  June 25,   1911           Died:  January 11, 1998

FUNERAL   SERVICE:   2 P.M. Wednesday,   January 14, 1998

PLACE   OF   SERVICE:   Salem Freewill Baptist Church

OFFICIATING:   Rev.  Arelin Freshour, Rev. Jim Evans

INTERMENT:   Church Cemetery

SURVIVORS

Paul Elliott – Husband

Ted R. Elliott – Son

Jack T. Elliott – Son

Charles R. Elliott – Son

Donnie A. Elliott – Son

Mildred Ledbetter – Daughter

9 Grandchildren 6 Great Grandchildren

KIRKSEY FUNERAL HOME, Old Fort, NC