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‘Bud’ Davis Sr., 76, of Sanderson

Elmus “Bud” Davis Sr., 76, of Sanderson died Tuesday, March 20, 2012. He was born January 12, 1936 to the late Albert (Birdie) Davis and Pearl Raulerson Davis. He was a lifelong resident of Baker County and member of Dinkins New Congregational Methodist Church. He was a retired millwright union worker in Local #241 of Jacksonville for 41 years and member of the Masonic Lodge #122 of Sanderson for many years. He enjoyed spending time with his family, which he loved above all. He was an avid hunter, fisherman and farmer — all remaining as his legacy. He was preceded in death by 11 brothers and sisters.

Survivors include his loving wife of 56 years Shirley Canaday Davis of Sanderson; children Rita F. Davis, Richard (Sharon) Davis, Elmus (Carolyn) Davis Jr., Jerry (Cheryl) Davis, Cindy (Eddy) Sanders and Scott (Lori) Davis; sisters Pearly Shumate and Alice Roaldsen; brothers Carlton (Margie) Davis and Preston (Miriam) Davis all of Sanderson; 23 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews which he loved.

The funeral service was held Saturday, March 24 at 2 pm at his church with Eddy Sanders officiating, assisted by Rev. Tim Alford. Interment with Masonic rites followed at Cedar Creek Cemetery. Guerry Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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