BRAMWELL HIGH SCHOOL CLASS '49

IN MEMORIAM

PAUL LEDWORTH DAVIS

PRINCETON, WV: Paul Ledworth Davis, Jr., 64, of 1102 Meador Street, Princeton, died Thursday night, October 24, 1996, at a Richmond, Va. hospital. Born November 4, 1931 in Bluefield, He was the son of the late Paul L. Davis Sr. and Virginia Perry Davis of Bramwell, WV.   He was the brother of and William Perry Davis of Princeton, WV.  

He was a retired insurance agent who was associated throughout his career with the Princeton Alleghany Insurance Co., Citizens Insurance Agency, Mercer General Insurance Agency and Flat Top Inusrance Co. He was also a self-employed electrician and taught electrical class for Mercer County Vocational School. He was a member and former deacon of the Princeton Presbyterian Church.

He was a graduate of Bramwell High School and attended Greenbrier Military Academy. He was a lifelong member of American Legion Post No. 9. He was a member of the National Fire Protection Association of Electrical Inspectors, Princeton Elks Lodge No 1459 and the Princeton Moose Lodge No. 1521. He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of the Korean Conflict serving as a staff sergeant and earning both the Korean and U.N. Service Medals. He was preceded in death by his wife Ruby Clendenen Davis.

Survivors in addition to his mother include two daughters, Virginia ‘Ginny’ Hall and her husband, Rick of Lincolnton, N.C. and Paula Davis Hilling and her husband, Jim of Princeton; one brother Perry Davis and his wife Mary Sue of Green Valley; three grandchildren, Jeremy Paul Hilling, Jason Wade Hilling and Joshua Dahlas Hall. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday at the George W. Seaver Funeral Home Chapel on Princeton with Rev. Ken Clay officiating. Burial will follow at Monte Vista Park Cemetery in Green Valley. Friends may call at the funeral home from 6 to 9 p.m. today. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 214-215 Law and Commerce Building, Bluefield, W.V. 24710. Pallbearers will be Pete Syres, Eddie Green, Dave Huffman, Sam Perdue, David Graham, Dick Copeland, Preston Kirk and Jack Fredeking. The family may be reached at the home of Jim and Paula Hilling, 1025 Henry Street, Princeton. Published Sunday October 27, 1996 in the Bluefield Daily Telegraph.

Paul Davis earned both the Korean and United Nations Service Metals as a Marine Staff Sargeant in the Korean Conflict.

Korean Service Metal

United Nations Service Metal

"They shall not grow old, as we that are left grow old. Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning We will remember them.

- Laurence Binyon

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