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  William Travis Davis


William Travis Davis, 85, of Oxford, Miss., formerly of Stuttgart passed away Thursday, December 28, 2017, at Baptist Memorial Hospital.

Mr. Davis was born December 5, 1932, in Fordyce, Ark., to George Gray and Ila McCann Davis. An accountant, he retired from the human resources department at Riceland after more than 20 years. He was a long-standing member and deacon at First Baptist Church and he was also a member of the board of directors of Noah’s Ark Day-care. He and his wife were longtime volunteers with Baptist Disaster Relief. Travis enjoyed camping and hunting.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister; four brothers; and a grandson, Aaron Thomas.

Survivors are his wife of 64 years, Joyce Adcock Davis; three daughters, Deborah Davis Shivers and husband Richard of Oxford, Charlotte Davis of Little Rock and Paula Davis Smith and husband Samuel of Houston; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Funeral services, officiated by Dr. Sam Roberts, are 1:00 p.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church with burial following in Lone Tree Cemetery by Turpin Funeral Home, Inc.

Visitation will be from 10:00a.m.-12:00p.m. at First Baptist Church.

His family requests memorials to Alzheimer’s Foundation of America or Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
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