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Howard Benjamin Davis

November 22, 1925 — July 20, 2016

Mr. Howard Benjamin Davis, 90, a lifelong resident of Calhoun, died at his home on Wednesday, July 20, 2016. Howard was born in Gordon County on November 22, 1925; he was the son of the late Benjamin and Willie Davis. Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Louise Davis, in 2008. Howard served in The United States Navy during WWII. While a seaman First Class with the LST 917, he saw action in the Philippines, Iwo Jima, Formosa. Even under attack, Howard and his fellow sailors made emergency repairs to their vessel and continued to fight. When he was discharged, Howard received multiple medals, including good conduct, ribbons for various campaigns, Battle Stars, and a victory ribbon. After his military service, Howard worked, until his retirement, for CM Jones Company and Buford Textiles. An avid coin collector, Howard also enjoyed the outdoors: gardening, hunting, and fishing. He was a longtime member of Riverview Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon.
Survivors are his sons and daughters-in-law, Michael Alan and Sandra Davis, Howard Steven Davis, and Tony and Melanie Davis; his daughter, LeGaina Sutherland; his grandchildren, Chad Davis, Todd Davis, Chris Davis, Tristen Davis, Kayle Davis Dutton, Blake Davis, Darah Moss, and Dalyn Moss; twelve great-grandchildren; his sister, Norma Rickett; other relatives and friends.
The Davis family will receive friends from 5:00 until 8:00 p.m. on Friday, July 22, 2016 at Max Brannon and Sons Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be conducted on Saturday, July 23, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. from Riverview Baptist Church. Rev. Jamey Hunt will officiate. Burial, with military honors, will follow the service at Fain Cemetery. Rev. Winford Casey will officiate at the graveside. Pallbearers and honorary pallbearers will be Howard's grandsons and his fellow deacons of Riverview Baptist Church.
The family suggests that memorials be made to Riverview Baptist Church Building Fund, 141 Liberty Road SW, Calhoun, Georgia 30701. Friends may sign the online guest register at ww.maxbrannonandsons.com.
Arrangements are under the care and direction of Max Brannon and Sons Funeral Home of Calhoun.

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