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Clara Elizabeth Davis Blitch
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Birth: Dec. 8, 1890
Georgia, USA
Death: Dec. 15, 1972
Gordon County
Georgia, USA

Married Harry Elihu Blitch 03 Jul 1919

OBITUARY
Calhoun Times
Calhoun, Gordon County, GA
20 December 1922
Mrs. Clara Davis Blitch, age 82, passed away in the local nursing home Friday morning, Dec. 13, following several months illness. She was born and reared in Gordon Cunty and was a Baptist. Mrs. Blitch was survived by one son: Oran Blitch of Sugar Valley; one daughter, Mrs. Virginia McClain of Chattanooga, Tenn; one brother, Leonard Davis of Hill City; seven grand-children and four great grandchildren also survive. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, Dec 16, at 2 p.m. from the chapel of Thomas Funeral Home with the Rev. Bud Shugart officiating. Interment was in Sugar Valley Cemetery. Thomas Funeral Home.

Historical Information about Cemetery:
Sugar Valley Baptist Church was started in a one-room mud-chinked log structure when the area was first being settled in 1831. It was originally named Snake Creek Baptist after the Snake Creek Militia district for which it served. In 1843 the name was changed to New Providence Baptist and led by the Rev. Zechariah Gordon and had 69 members. In 1868, four acres was purchased from Joseph Barrett for a cemetery, with the provision that no more graves be dug behind the Church. In 1870-1871 the name of the church was changed to Sugar Valley Baptist Church. Since that time the church has grown to a membership of 275 with an average Sunday School attendance of 130 and continues to be an integral part of the community.
Ref. 1997-98 Church Directory, Historical Page 
 
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 Parents:
  Albert Johnson Davis (1867 - 1952)
  Florence Everett Davis (1867 - 1953)
 
 Spouse:
  Harry Elihu Blitch (1881 - 1957)
 
 Children:
  Virginia Bogarta Blitch McClain (1921 - 2002)*
  Oran Hansford Blitch (1925 - 1980)*
 
 Sibling:
  Clara Elizabeth Davis Blitch (1890 - 1972)
  Albert Everett Davis (1906 - 1907)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Sugar Valley Baptist Church Cemetery
Sugar Valley
Gordon County
Georgia, USA
 
Created by: Ann Parkinson
Record added: Jun 24, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 27801044
Clara Elizabeth <i>Davis</i> Blitch
Added by: Howard Withrow
 
Clara Elizabeth <i>Davis</i> Blitch
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