|Birth: ||Apr. 1, 1930|
|Death: ||Jan. 24, 2010|
Jewell McBurnett Davis, 79, resident of 1205 South Main Street, widow of William R. "Billy" Davis, went to be with the Lord on January 24, 2010 at Wesley Commons Nursing Home in Greenwood.
Born April 1, 1930, in Easom Hill, GA, she was a daughter of the late Henry Wesley and Mattie Timms McBurnett. Mrs. Davis was valedictorian of Hiram High School, Class of 1949 and received additional education from Greenville Technical College. She retired as Postmaster of Cross Hill Post Office.
A member of First Baptist Church of Cross Hill, Mrs. Davis had formerly served for many years as Sunday School Teacher of the Fidelis Class, WMU Director, choir member and in various other capacities as long as her health permitted.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Reverend R. Percy McBurnett of Greenwood; brother and sister-in-law, William J. and Janice R. McBurnett of Dallas, GA and brother-in-law, Charles T. Ross of Burlington, NC.
Survivors include a daughter, Debora D. Alexander and husband, James of Cross Hill; grandson, Justin N. Alexander, also of Cross Hill; two sisters, Eva M. Ross of Burlington, NC and Barbara M. Baines and husband, Leonard of Rockmart, GA; two special sisters-in-law, Margie N. McBurnett of Greenwood and Miriam D. Brown and husband, Talmadge of Spartanburg; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 4:00 PM at First Baptist Church of Cross Hill with Reverend Curtis Marshall, Dr. G. Thomas Cartledge and Dr. Ray Benfield officiating. Interment will follow in the First Baptist Church of Cross Hill Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Charles Jester and Paul Gantt of Cross Hill, Gene Norris, Sr. of Mountville and nephews, Thomas Ross of Knoxville, TN, John Ross of North Augusta and Donald McBurnett of Greenwood.
Honorary escort will be members of the First Baptist Church of Cross Hill Fidelis Sunday School Class, along with the church choir.
The body is at Blyth Funeral Home and will be placed in the church at 3:00 PM Thursday.
The family is at the home of her daughter, Debora Alexander, 1627 Watts Bridge Road, Cross Hill and will receive friends at the funeral home Wednesday from 6-9 PM.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of Cross Hill Cemetery Fund, PO Box 126, Cross Hill, SC 29332.
Blyth Funeral Home & Cremation Services is assisting the Davis family.
Henry Wesley McBurnett (1906 - 1990)
Mattie Bell Timms McBurnett (1904 - 1948)
William Richard Davis (1929 - 2002)
Raymond Percy McBurnett (1924 - 1999)*
Eva J. McBurnett Ross (1927 - 2016)*
Jewell McBurnett Davis (1930 - 2010)
William Jackson McBurnett (1933 - 2005)*
First Baptist Church Cemetery
South Carolina, USA
Created by: David ~ Effie
Record added: Jan 28, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 47230552