Mr. W. Denson Davis age 79 of Richard Russell Hwy., Blairsville passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Saturday October 27 2018 at the North East Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Mr. Davis was born on May 25 1939 to the late W.Denson Davis Sr. and Reba Cravey Davis in Tifton Ga. Mr. Davis had made his home in Blairsville for the last 35 years having moved here from Smyrna, Ga. W.D. was of the Baptist Faith and enjoyed reading and watching football but he really enjoyed socializing with all walks of life. Mr Davis was preceded in death by a brother Royce Davis in 2005.
Surviving Mr. Davis are his loving wife and best friend of 56 years June Hood Davis of Blairsville two daughters and son in laws Audrey and Junior Lovell of Blairsville, Katherine and Adam Fischer of Dahlonega GA., one sister and brother in law Lynda and Denny Davis of Waycross Ga., two grandchildren Landon Lovell and Abram Fischer., many other friends and relatives also survive.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday October the 30 at 11:00 am from the Mountain View Funeral Home with the Rev. Tommy Hunt officiating. Special music will be presented by Audrey Lovell. The following gentlemen will serve as pallbearers, Junior Lovell, Landon Lovell, Adam Fischer, Roy Fortenberry.
Interment will follow at the Union Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will meet with friends at the funeral home on Monday evening from 6-8.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to help defray expenses.
Mountain View Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. You may sign the family guestbook and send condolences online at www.mountainviewfuneralhome.com
The Panthers faced off against the Gilmer County Bobcats in a non-conference matchup. The Panthers entered the contest with a 1-1 record.
Davis took the mound for the Panthers for the second time this season. Davis pitched well as he allowed one earned run during 4 innings of work.
Davis got info some trouble to start the game allowing a hit and a walk as the Bobcats pounced onto an early lead 1-0.
Banton stepped in to relive Davis after 4 innings of work. Davis finished with 1 K and 2 BB’s over the course of 4 innings. Davis allowed one earned run.
Can Colwell helped the Panthers grab a lead in the bottom of the 4th with a 2-out, 2-run, single.
The Panthers got into some trouble early in the 6th inning after an error at 3rd base let the Bobcats gain some momentum as they went on to score 3 runs. The Panthers trailed 4-2.
After allowing 3 runs, 2 of which were earned, Banton returned to pitch in the 7th. Banton struck out a batter to start the 7th and finished with 2 groundouts.
Trialing by 2 the Panthers looked to regain the lead and a win. Allison and Ruff walked. Banton got on base with a single. Junior Kelley hit a 2-out, bases clearing, double in walkoff fashion to win the game.
The Panthers were led by, Ruff with 3 HBP BB’s 1RBI and Can. Colwell 1-3 with 2 RBI’s.
The Panthers improve to 2-1. The Panthers will host the Rabun County Wildcats Monday, Feb. 26th in a non-conference matchup.