Maggie Davis

Maggie Lee Davis, widow of the late John Will Davis, of Newberry, passed away Friday, May 27th, exactly 39 years to the date of her mother, Josie Franklin who died on May 27th, 1972. Funeral Services will be conducted 4:00 PM, Sunday, May 29th at Faith Lutheran Church, Wilson Road, Newberry with visitation at McSwain-Evans Funeral Home prior to the service from 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. Burial will follow in Rosemont Cemetery.

Born August 29, 1916, in the Beth Eden community of Newberry County, she was the eldest daughter of William Hayne Franklin, Sr. and Josie Brock Franklin. At age 94, she was the oldest surviving member on both sides of her family. Mrs. Davis was a charter member of Faith Lutheran Church and its oldest member. She was a former choir member, Sunday School teacher, life member of WELCA and a member of the Leisure Club. Prior to retirement, she had worked for many years in retail sales. She had resided on Wilson Road, and more recently at J.F. Hawkins Nursing Home, Newberry, SC.

Survivors include her son, Lewis Hayne Davis and his wife, Annette Gresham Davis; one granddaughter, Polly Lee Davis and her mother, Polly Livingston Davis; two step-grandchildren, Clayton Cotney and Jason Cotney and two step-great granddaughters, Zoey Cotney and Chloe Bedenbaugh.  She is also survived by her sister, Joan F. Phibbs of Aiken and two sisters-in-law, Sara Byrd Franklin and Mary Buist Franklin.

She was predeceased by two brothers, William Hayne Franklin, Jr. and Gus Brock Franklin, Sr.; and one sister, Ida F. Hawkins.

Pallbearers will be nephews, Bill Franklin, Gus Franklin, Jim Franklin, Henry Franklin, George Franklin, Andy Hawkins, Robert Phibbs and Ben Phibbs.

Honorary pall bearers are Dr. Alton "Butch" Garrison and Dr. Wade Nichols.Memorials may be sent to Faith Lutheran Church, 1505 Wilson Road, Newberry, SC 29108.

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#13 Harmony Care Hospice 2011-06-01 12:52
We are very sorry for your family's loss. We will continue to keep your family in our thoughts.
#12 Judy Nobles 2011-06-01 10:11
Hayne, Annette and Family,
I's so sorry to hear of Mrs. Maggie's death.
Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.

Randy and Judy Nobles
#11 Richie & Toni Warren 2011-05-31 13:21
Hayne and Annette, We are very sorry for your loss. You are in our prayers. God Bless you, Richie and Toni
#10 Virginia Reese Porte 2011-05-30 20:55
Dear Joan,
So sorry to read of Maggie's death. I always enjoyed seeing her and Ida. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Virginia Reese Porter
#9 Julia Counts 2011-05-29 06:06
Hayne Annette Lee and all family so sorry about Mrs. Maggie but heaven is rejoicing in receiving this beautiful christian lady i loved her so much love to all of you Julia
#8 Carole Murray 2011-05-28 20:46
Hayne and family,
So sorry to hear about Mrs. Davis' passing. Thinking of you all and saying prayers for you, too. Hope to see you soon. Love, Carole, Glenn, Chase and Will Murray
#7 Helen D. Morris 2011-05-28 20:36
Joan and the rest of the family, I was sorry to hear of Maggie Lee's passsing. I pray God will be with you during this difficult time.
#6 Byrd & Susan Smith 2011-05-28 12:57
Thinking of you all... such a sweet woman who leaves many happy memories. Cherish each one because we know she is enjoying a "Welcome Home" Party in Heaven right now.
#5 Marie M. Harmon 2011-05-28 11:24
Mr. Hayne and family,
Please accept my deepest sympathy for the loss of your mother. Although I never met her, I'm sure she was a lovely lady. May her precious love and memories live on in your hearts forever! Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you all!
Marie Harmon, Retired Newberry County VA Officer
#4 Dot Haupfear Burton 2011-05-28 10:44
Hayne and Joan, Sorry to hear about Aunt Maggie. My fondest memories are times I spent with you all, Roy's grandson graduated from High School last night, Can you believe that? My the Lord keep you in his loving care. I love you Dot
#3 Dot Haupfear Burton 2011-05-28 10:40
Dearest Hayne and family(Joan), I am saddened by the death of your mom and sister,Joan. Some of my fondest memories go back to the days we spent with you , trabveling by bus to the big city of Newberry. They will be in my heart forever, May the Lord keepyo in His care always, . Hayne, Roy's grandson graduated from high school last night. Can you believe that. Love you, Dot
#2 Alice Hamby Turner 2011-05-28 08:44
Hayne & Family,

So sorry to hear of Ms. Maggie's passing. She was a wonderful lady and I know she will be missed.

May the Lord wrap you and your family in his loving arms and carry you through the days ahead.

With prayers, Alice & Danny
#1 Wilson Senn 2011-05-28 00:05
Hayne, I'm sorry I never met your mother but I know she was a wonderful person. If I don't see you at the funeral home, I'll see you down-the-road.

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