Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Find all Davises in:
 • Cleburne County Memorial Gardens
 • Heber Springs
 • Cleburne County
 • Arkansas
 • Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Community Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
Sponsor This Memorial! Advertisement

Changes are coming to Find A Grave. See a preview now.

Charles Mitchell Davis
Learn about upgrading this memorial...
Birth: unknown, USA
Death: May 17, 1972
Heber Springs
Cleburne County
Arkansas, USA

Mrs.Edna Faye Davis,22,and her son,Charles Mitchell Davis,4,were fatally injured,Wednesday,May 17,1972,as the left front pusher wheel rolled off of a dump truck and struck them as they were walking along the side of Hwy.110 about three and one-half miles east of Heber Springs.
According to Cpl.John Murphy of the Arkansas State Police,the truck,driven by William Boyd of Rose Bud,was traveling east on the highway and the complete wheel assembly rolled off the truck as he topped a rise in the highway.
Mrs.Marilyn Clayton,(Mrs.Davis' sister),Mrs.Davis,and Charles were walking along the left side of the highway also going east. Murphy said that Mrs.Clayton was next to the ditch,Mrs.Davis along side her next to the highway and Charles in front of his mother.
Murphy reported that the wheel rolled at an angle across the left lane and struck Mrs.Davis and her son. The wheel continues another 50 feet before jumping a fence and rolled another 125 feet before it came to rest against a tree in a pasture.
Mrs.Clayton was not injured.

NOTE: These were our neighbors, and Mitchell(as he was called) was a neighborhood favorite. He was the old man next door's "Little Buddy", and he was a real cutie. This was a terrible tragedy which hung over us for a long,long time,and even though I don't live in that neighborhood anymore...I pass the scene of the accident each time I go to town and I often re-live that awful day in my mind. 
Family links: 
  Edna Faye Davis (1949 - 1972)
Cleburne County Memorial Gardens
Heber Springs
Cleburne County
Arkansas, USA
Created by: Tymesdone
Record added: Nov 12, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 16620603
Charles Mitchell Davis
Added by: Mauri Jones
Charles Mitchell Davis
Cemetery Photo
Added by: Jr. McKay
Photos may be scaled.
Click on image for full size.

- lisa paolino
 Added: Nov. 8, 2008

- Cheryll Cotten
 Added: Oct. 22, 2007

- May you be blessed with love & flowers-Phyllis
 Added: Oct. 3, 2007
There are 116 more notes not showing...
Click here to view all notes...

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service