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Irene (King) Davis

April 16, 1929 ~ March 18, 2018 (age 88)

Irene King Davis, age 88, widow of Rev. L. Jack Davis, passed away Sunday, March 18, 2018 at the NHC of Clinton.

She was born on April 16th, 1929 in Maddison, GA and was a daughter of the late Oscar P. and Odie Mae King.

For most of her life she shared and partnered in her husband’s Christian ministry to others. She will be remembered as a loving mother, grandmother and compassionate caregiver to her husband, but also as an avid gardener, industrious homemaker and faithful and caring friend. She was a member of the Bellview Baptist Church.

Surviving are a son, Tommy Davis (Carol) of Aiken, SC; two daughters, Joy Deitz (Joe) of Clinton, Shirley Walker (David) of Clinton; a brother, Oscar P. King of Honea Path; sisters, Dorothy Lewis of Anderson, Pearl Ashley of Honea Path, Jevoniah Owens of Anderson, Avalene Ashley of Honea Path, Linda Horne of Gastonia, NC; eight grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. In addition to her parents and husband she was predeceased by a brother, Charles King, and sisters, Rhetha Evans, Vinnie Ashley, Monnie Chapman and Becky Lynch.

Graveside service will be conducted Tuesday, March 20th at 2:00 P.M. at the Garden of Memories in Belton, SC. The family will receive friends following the service at the gravesite.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Bellview Baptist Church-Building Fund, 757 Bellview Church Rd., Laurens, SC 29360; Thornwell Home for Children, 302 S. Broad St., Clinton, SC 29325 or Pruitt Hospice, 102 E. Curtis St., Simpsonville, SC 29681.

Condolences may be expressed online at www.grayfuneralhome.com
Gray Funeral Home of Clinton.

Donations may be made to:

Bellview Baptist Church Building Fund
757 Bellview Church Road, Laurens SC 29360

Thornwell Home for Children
302 S. Broad Street, Clinton SC 29325

Pruitt Hospice
102 E. Curtis Street, Simpsonville SC 29681

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