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Herschel ‘Dock’ Davis
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Funeral services for Herschel “Dock” Davis, 98 years, 10 months and 12 days, of Mt. Airy, are scheduled for 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 1, at Hazel Creek Baptist Church with the Rev. Trent Smith, the Rev. Wayne Fowler and the Rev. Chris York officiating. Burial will follow in New Hope Baptist Church Cemetery with the Rev. O.L. McCullough officiating and full military honors provided by the Grant-Reeves VFW Post No. 7720, Rabun County DAV Chapter No. 15 and American Legion Post No. 84.

Mr. Davis died Monday, Nov. 28, 2011, at his residence.

Born Jan. 16, 1913, in Stephens County, he was the son of the late Wimpy Samuel and Ellie Marie Hicks Davis. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Peggy Powers; a son, Larry Loggins; brothers, Clyde and Edwin Davis and Lee Roy Cash; sister, Ruby Fricks; and a granddaughter, Marsha Bowden.

Mr. Davis was a teacher and basketball coach for more than 33 combined years at McEachern High School in Marietta, South Habersham High School and Habersham Central High School. He was a member and former Sunday School teacher of Hazel Creek Baptist Church. He enjoyed gardening, time with family and reading the Bible. He served with the U.S. Army during World War II from December 1942-February 1946.

Survivors include his loving wife, Hazel Powers Davis of the home; son and daughter-in-law, Donald and Joann Loggins of Mt. Airy; daughters and sons-in-law, Barbara and Jack Powers, and Tara and Brent Reems of Mt. Airy; daughter, Kathy Ravan of Mt. Airy; daughter-in-law, Kathy Loggins of Mt. Airy; five grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and sisters, Annette Davis Blackburn of Alto and Carol Davis Randall of Zebulon.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 2-4 p.m. and from 6-8 p.m. today, Nov. 30.

An online guest register is available and may be viewed at mcgaheegriffinandstewart.com.

McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home of Cornelia is in charge of arrangements.

The Northeast Georgian

November 30, 2011