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Obituary for V. Atlas Allen

Funeral services for Vada Atlas Allen, 59, of 117 Summit Ave., who died on Wednesday, will be conducted at 2 p.m. today at Caraleigh Baptist Church, of which he was a member, by the Rev. W. P. Biggerstaff and the Rev. Jonnie New. Burial will be in Goodhope Christian Church on Rt. 1, Youngsville. Surviving are his wife, the former Ethel Davis; three daughters, Mrs. Mary Joyce Lucas of Appomattox, Va., Mrs. Gladys Stancil of Jacksonville and Mrs. Elizabeth Lee of Raleigh; two brothers, John A. and M. Eugene Allen, both of Raleigh, four sisters, Miss Mamie Allen, Mrs. L. J. Woodcock, both of Raleigh, Mrs. Lucie Mitchell of Franklinton and Mrs. Elsie Byrd of Winston-Salem; and five grandchildren.


News and Observer, April 16, 1964

Miss Meona Davis.

Wake Forest. Miss Meona Davis, 76, of Franklinton, Rt. 1 died Wednesday. She was a native of Granville County and was a retired State employee. She was a member of Good Hope Christian Church. Funeral services will be held Friday at 3:00 pm at Good Hope Christian Church. The Rev. T. N. Daughtery, pastor, will officiate, assisted by the Rev. E. M. Carter of Youngsville. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Surviving are four sisters, Mrs. Mary Allen, Mrs. Cora Finch, Mrs. Ethel Allen, and Ovie Lowery, all of Raleigh; two brothers, Bruce Davis of Wake Forest Rt. 3 and Otis Davis of Youngsville, Route 1.

News and Observer, Sept. 29, 1955

Ernest F. Davis

Wake Forest. Ernest F. Davis, 65, of Route 3, Wake Forest, died Wednesday morning at his home. He was a farmer and life long resident of Granville County. He was a deacon in the Good Hope Christian Church where funeral services will be held Friday at 3:00 pm. Officiating will be the Rev. E. M. Carter and the Rev. M. Hollifield. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Evie Davis; three sons, William of Route 1, Youngsville, Almus aned Charlie Davis of the home; seven daughters, Mrs. Vera Davis of the home, Mts. Tom Gulley of Franklinton, Mts. Paul Allen of Wake Forest, Mts. L. F. Parrish of Richmond, Virginia, Mts. C. E. Parrish of Morrisville, Mts. J. W. Thompson of Charleston, W. Va., and Miss Ruth Davis of Richmond, Va; five sisters, Miss Meona Davis, Mrs. Mary Allen, Mrs. Atlas Allen, Mrs. Cora Perry, all of Raleigh, and Mrs. J. Q. Lowery of Youngsville; three brothers, Bruce Davis of Wake Forest, Roland Davis and Otis Davis of Youngsville, 12 grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

Taken from Raleigh News and Observer, March 4, 1944

Sidney I. Davis

Youngsville – Funeral services for Sidney I. Davis, 82, will be held at Good Hope Christian Church in Granville County Saturday afternoon at 3 o’clock, conducted by the Rev. E. M. Carter of Youngsville assisted by the Rev. S. E. Madren. Burial will be in the church cemetery. He died at his home near Youngsville Friday morning after an extended illness.  Mr. Davis was born in Granville County May 30, 1861, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Ruffin Davis.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Cornelia Davis; nine children, Neon Davis and Otis Davis of the home, Ernest and Roland Davis of Route 1, Youngsville, Mrs. Mary Allen, Mrs. Atlas Allen and Mrs. Cora Perry of Raleigh, Mts. Quincy Lowery and Bruce Davis of Wake Forest; 26 grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

Watauga Democrat
May 10, 1945

PFC. Lemuel H. Davis
Lemuel Davis is Killed in Action

Valle Crucis Soldier Loses Life in Battle for Liberation of Philippines

Pfc. Lemuel K. Davis, of Valle Crucis, has been reported killed in action on Luzon, Philippine Islands, in a telegram received by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Davis, on April 24. The date of his death has not been confirmed.

Pfc. Davis entered the army December, 1942, and was sent to the south Pacific in November, 1944. He went to the Philippines in March of this year. A brother, Pfc. Hildreth Davis is with the Seventh Div. in Germany.

A memorial service will be help for Pfc. Davis at Holy Cross Episcopal Church , Valle Crucis, at a date to be announced.

News and Observer, Raleigh, NC, March 22, 1937

Mrs. William A. Haswell

Youngsville. Mrs. William A. Haswell, 72, died Tuesday at her home outside of Youngsville. Funeral services will be held at the Good Hope church Wednesday afternoon at 2:30. Surviving are three daughters: Mrs. W. A. Ray, Wake Forest, Mrs. W. R. Pleasants, and Mrs. J. L. Pleasants, both of Youngsville; four sisters: Mrs. J. B. Wilson, Durham; Mrs. J. D. Pleasants and Mrs. Sid Davis, both of Youngsville, Mrs. H. S. Powell, Neuse; and thirteen grandchildren.


A tribute published in the pages of The News and Observer, Raleigh, NC, July 1, 1965

Memorial Obituary

Entered into eternal rest Wednesday, June 30, 1965

Mrs. Ethel D. Allen

Mrs. Ethel Davis Allen, 58, widow of V. Atlas Allen, of 117 Summitt Ave., died at her home Wednesday. Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at the Caraleigh Baptist Church. The Rev. S.D. Morgan, pastor, and the Rev. Johnny New will officiate. Burial will be held in Good Hope Congregational Christian Church cemetery on Rt. 1, Youngsville. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Gladys Stancil of Jacksonville, Mrs. Elizabeth Lee of Raleigh, and Mrs. Mary Joyce Lucas of Appomattox, Va.; three sisters, Mrs. Cora Finch, Mrs. Ovie Lowery and Mrs. Mary Allen, all of Raleigh; two brothers, Bruce Davis of Wake Forest, and Otis Davis of Franklinton; and five grandchildren. Pallbearers: James B. Perry, William Davis, Charlie Davis, Spencer Lowery, Lynn Lowery, and Vernon Phillips.


News & Observer – not dated

Former Sheriff Dies at 83

Youngsville – Funeral services for J. Ennis Davis, 83, retired farmer who was sheriff of Granville County for six years, who died Thursday, will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday at Good Hope Christian Church by the Rev. A. J. Conyers. Burial, church cemetery, Masonic rites.

Davis was a prison farm supervisor for North Carolina for 12 years.

Surviving are two daughters, Vivian Davis of the home and Mrs. Charlie G. Dark of Siler City; a son, J. Ennis Davis, Jr. of the home, a brother, Clyde Davis of Rt. 1 Youngsville; three grandchildren.

The Wake Weekly, April 29, 2004
Alice Pleasants Mitchell, 89

Alice Pleasants Mitchell, 89, of John Mitchell Road, Youngsville, died Saturday, April 24, at Raleigh Community Hospital. She was born in Wake County, the daughter of the late Sarah Haswell Pleasants and William Pleasants. She was a member of Good Hope Baptist Church. She was predeceased by her husband, Owen M. Mitchell; her daughter, Jewel Davis; and her grandson, Curtis Davis. Mrs. Mitchell is survived by her daughter, Sarah Lowery and her husband, Donald, of Youngsville; sons, Fred Mitchell and his wife, Betty, of Youngsville; Charles Barrett Mitchell and his wife, Barbara, of Durham; and Henry Carl Mitchell and his wife, Judy, of Youngsville; sisters Mable Bailey, Louise Bailey and Mattie Privette, all of Wake Forest; 16 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. The funeral was held Monday, April 26, in the Good Hope Baptist Church with the Rev. Jerry Gray officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Pallbearers were James Lowery, Charles Mitchell, Barry Mitchell, Don Davis, Jerry Davis and Dennis Mitchell. Honorary pallbearers were Glenn Mitchell, Ronnie Mitchell, Steve Mitchell and Jeff Mitchell. Memorial contributions may be made to the Good Hope Baptist Church Family Life Center, 4038 Graham Sherron Road, Wake Forest, NC 27587.

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