James Bardell “J. B.” Davis was born on 25 Jan 1925 in Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina, USA a child of Henry Cleaon Davis and Mannie Cilicia Griggs Davis.
James B Davis was counted in the census on 22 Apr 1930 in Court House, Chesterfield, South Carolina, USA, as a 5-year-old, male, single, white, son. Also in the home was his father, H Cleaon Davis; his mother, Marie C Davis; and his siblings, Junius C Davis, Lillie E Davis, Robert L Davis, and Lacy L Davis.
James Bardell Davis was counted in the census on 22 Apr 1940 in Court House, Chesterfield, South Carolina, USA, as a 15-year-old, male, single, white, son. Also in the home was his father, C Henry Davis; his mother, Marnie Davis; and his siblings, Junius C Davis, Lilly Eloise Davis, Robert Lee Davis, and Laward Davis.
On July 28, 1955, James Davis was mentioned as the living son in the obituary of Mrs Mannie Briggs Davis.
When he was 33, he married Betty Jo Chewning, daughter of Joseph Hart Chewning and Mary Catherine Lewis Chewning, on 27 Jul 1958 in Gulledge, Anson, North Carolina, USA.
On March 12, 1970, J B Davis was mentioned as the living son in the obituary of Cleave Davis.
On May 28, 2001, J B Davis was mentioned as the living brother in the obituary of Mr Lacy Leward “Creek” Davis.
On September 28, 2004, J B Davis was mentioned as the living brother in the obituary of Eloise Stancil.
James Bardell “J. B.” Davis died on 09 Sep 2009 in Kershaw, Lancaster, South Carolina, USA. He was buried on 11 Sep 2009 in Kershaw, Lancaster, South Carolina, USA at Kershaw City Cemetery.
James B. Davis
KERSHAW – Funeral services for James B. “J.B.” Davis, 84, will be held Friday, September 11, at 3:00 p.m. at Baker Conference Center, 105 N. Minor Street, with burial in Kershaw City Cemetery. The family will receive friends prior to the service at Baker Conference Center beginning at 1:30.
Mr. Davis died Wednesday, September 9.
Baker Funeral Home is serving the family of Mr. Davis.
From the biography left at FindAGrave.com:
Mr. Davis was the retired owner of Davis Variety Store which he operated along with his wife. Mr. Davis came to Kershaw to manage B.C. Moore and Son’s Department Store, a position he held for 28 years. He was a member of First Methodist Church where he served on the Administrative Council and was also a member of the Kershaw Lion’s Club and Abney Masonic Lodge # 211. Mr. Davis was a member of the Kershaw Chamber of Commerce having a vision along with five other business men to incorporate the Chamber of Commerce making it the only Chamber of Commerce to have incorporation by the Secretary of State at that time on Feb. 15, 1962 and served as their Treasurer. Mr. Davis had an avid love for the well being of the people of Kershaw and made every effort for business to remain downtown and promoted shopping locally first.
He was predeceased by a sister, Eloise Davis Stancil and three brothers, Leward Davis , Robert Lee Davis and, Junious C. Davis.https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/42076281/james-bardell-davis
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