BRAMWELL HIGH SCHOOL CLASS '53

IN MEMORY OF WILLIAM PERRY DAVIS

William Perry Davis, 68, of 232 Arbor Ridge Dr. (White Oak Estates), Bluefield, died Monday, Feb. 23, 2004.

( Photo: September 12, 2003 )

BLUEFIELD, WV: William Perry Davis, 68, of 232 Arbor Ridge Drive, (White Oak Estates) Bluefield, died on Monday, Feb. 23, 2004, at Westwood Care Center in Bluefield, Va. William Perry Davis was born on Sept. 18, 1935. He was the son of the late Paul L. Davis Sr. and Virginia Perry Davis of Bramwell. He was a former resident of Bramwell and Bluefield and had resided in the Green Valley area for over 10 years. He was a graduate of Bramwell High School and Bluefield State College as well as National Business College in Roanoke, Va.

He pursued several different occupations during his lifetime including teacher in the Mercer County School system, owner of the Maranatha Christian Bookstore in Princeton, manager of Paging Inc., and he was a former member of the Board and accountant for the Bluefield Union Mission, a position he held at the time of his death. He was widely known for his woodworking projects and was a loving husband, father and grandfather. Mr. Davis was a member of the First Christian Church of Bluefield where he had served as both a Deacon and an Elder; he previously taught Sunday school as well as worked with the youth and sang in the choir. He was a veteran having served with the U.S. Army for four years including a tour of duty in Germany.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Paul L. Davis Jr. He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Mary Sue Chappell Davis; a daughter, Susan Davis Lambert and husband, Kevin S. Lambert of Bluewell; two granddaughters, Leslie Anne Lambert and Leah Brooke Lambert of Bluewell; two nieces, Paula D. Hilling of Princeton, and Virginia D. Hall of Iron Station, N.C.; two aunts, Charlotte Bivens Barham and Anne Oakes Chappell, both of Bluefield; and numerous cousins.

The body has been cremated; a private internment will be held at Monte Vista Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. today at Mercer Funeral Home and a memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at First Christian Church with the Rev. C. Michael Cunningham officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Bluefield Union Mission, 2203 Bluefield Ave., Bluefield, WV 24701, or First Christian Church, 2200 Bland Road, Bluefield, WV 24701. Mercer Funeral Home & Crematory of Bluefield is assisting the Davis family with arrangements.

Mary Sue Chappell Davis - Wife of William Perry Davis

Birth: Nov. 11, 1936 Death: Mar. 8, 2012 — Mary Sue Chappell Davis, of White Oak Estates, Green Valley in Bluefield, WV died Thursday, March 8, 2012, at Bluefield Regional Medical Center. Born Nov. 11, 1936, she was the daughter of the late Sidney Bernard Chappell Sr. and Mabel Bivens Chappell and the granddaughter of A. Ernest and Stella Calfee Bivens and Henry J. Chappell and Mary Alice Bell Chappell. She was preceded in death by her husband of 40 years, William Perry Davis.

Mary Sue was a graduate of Beaver High School and attended Bluefield College and National Business College, Roanoke, Va. She was a former employee of Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, One Valley Bank, and Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Princeton, until her retirement. Mary Sue was a member of First Christian Church, Bluefield, W.Va., where she had served in many capacities including Elder.

A gift from Perry Davis, BHS Class '53. Many hand made wood crafts were awarded by Perry as prizes at the BHS Class '53 fiftieth reunion picnic held at Glenwood Park on 13 September 2003. His BHS Class '53 classmates recall the recent memories of Perry enjoying our 50th class reunion celebration and will never forget his many gifts to his classmates at the reunion picnic. We will miss Perry and cherish our recent memories of him.

Our fallen classmates still live in our hearts and memories. They shared the dreams of all of us. Their departure may separate us physically but not spiritually.

WILLIAM PERRY DAVIS FIND-A-GRAVE

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