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Bessie Ludy Bates Davis
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Birth: Aug. 7, 1895
Tennessee, USA
Death: Jun. 30, 1988
Wylie
Collin County
Texas, USA


Bessie L. Davis

Bessie L. Davis, 92, of Dallas, formerly of Sweetwater, died at 2 a.m. Thursday, June 30 at the Wylie Community Hospital near Dallas.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the McCoy Funeral Home Chapel of Memories with the Rev. F. E. Healer and Dr. H. B. Graves officiating. Burial will be in Sweetwater Cemetery.

Born August 7, 1895 in Henley, Tenn., she was a housewife.

She married Edward Franklin Davis in 1915 in Cooper, Texas.

She lived in Roby from 1931 to 1940 and had lived in Sweetwater since that time.

She was a member of the Church of Christ.

Survivors include two sons, Will Davis of Duncanville and Alvin Davis of Las Vegas, Nev.; one daughter, Ida Mae Toler of Mesquite; one daughter-in-law, Frances Davis of Sweetwater; 15 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward Franklin Davis and by two sons, Alex R. Davis and Jim Davis.

From THE SWEETWATER (TX) REPORTER (7/01/1988)
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Bessie Ludy Bates Davis was born to Alex Bates. She married Edward Franklin Davis on 3/18/1917 in Cooper, TX. She was a loving mother to Alex, Jimmie, Will, Al (Preach) and Ida Mae.

Known as "Grandma", she was a Holy-Ghost Believer and placed her trust in God.

Although Grandma couldn't read or write, she was smart. She knew how much money she should have, etc. She could always tell you a home remedy for a condition.

Grandma's gone to her great reward, but we still miss her.

jhd
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 Parents:
  Alexander Bates (1848 - 1929)
 
 Spouse:
  Edward Franklin Davis (1879 - 1960)*
 
 Children:
  Alex Russell Davis (1918 - 1983)*
  Jimmie Frank Davis (1919 - 1952)*
 
 Siblings:
  Jesse Leo Bates (1885 - 1943)*
  Olty Pearl Bates Sellars (1894 - 1962)*
  Bessie Ludy Bates Davis (1895 - 1988)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Sweetwater Cemetery
Sweetwater
Nolan County
Texas, USA
Plot: Block 110
 
Created by: Janie Healer Davis
Record added: Aug 10, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7750547
Bessie Ludy <i>Bates</i> Davis
Added by: Janie Healer Davis
 
Bessie Ludy <i>Bates</i> Davis
Added by: Janie Healer Davis
 
Bessie Ludy <i>Bates</i> Davis
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The countless generations like autumn leaves go by; Love only is eternal, love only does not die- Henry Kemp
- Wanda M.
 Added: Oct. 16, 2012

- JUDY L.
 Added: Jul. 11, 2008
Still miss you, Grandma. You were a sweetie.

Love,
Delbert & Janie
- Janie Healer Davis
 Added: Aug. 10, 2003
 
 
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