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Edward "Shine" Lee Davis

Edward Lee "Shine" Davis, 80, resident of 2146 Old Calhoun Falls Rd., passed away Monday Jan. 12, 2015 at Abbeville Area Medical Center.

Born in Abbeville Co. SC, he was a son of the late Adrian Wilson Davis and Katherine Bell Davis. He was preceded in death by his step-mother Fronia Davis and a brother Gene A. Davis. He was raised in his grandmothers' home, Macie W. Davis.

Leon was in the SC National Guard. He worked in textiles for a number of years and tended to his farm and cows in retirement. He loved everyone he met including his dogs and cats. His loving family and his many friends will miss him.

Survivors include two sisters Elizabeth D. Cantrell and Patricia D. McCurry both of Abbeville, SC; his uncle Gaines Davis of Abbeville, SC and his aunt Manilla B. Hanks of Iva, SC; nieces Shelley Ruff, Heather Cantrell, Kim Morton and Ginger Miller; nephew Jeff McCurry; great-niece Audrey Ruff; great-nephews Logan Ray and Hunter Manley; and a very special friend Richard Simpson.

Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday Jan. 14, 2015 at 2:00 PM in the Chandler Chapel at Chandler-Jackson Funeral Home with the Revs. Marion Argo and Greg Dixon and Mr. Mike Hendricks officiating. The burial will follow in Warrenton Presbyterian Church Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Wednesday afternoon from 1:00 until 2:00 PM at the funeral home prior to services. The family is at their respective homes.

Memorials in memory of Leon may be made to Warrenton Presbyterian Church 191 Watts Rd. Abbeville, SC 29620.


Chandler-Jackson Funeral Home
208 South Main Street
Abbeville, SC  29620
Wednesday, January 14, 2015
1:00 - 2:00 PM


Funeral Home
Chandler Chapel, Chandler-Jackson Funeral Home
208 South Main Street
Abbeville, SC  29620
Wednesday, January 14, 2015
2:00 PM


Warrenton Presbyterian Church Cemetery
191 Watts Road
Abbeville ,  SC  29620

Memorial Contributions

Warrenton Presbyterian Church
191 Watts Road
Abbeville, SC 29620

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Loved Shine! He would play the guitar at the rocket service station...Shine could play well...I was 16 then. I remembered him always. Enjoyed seeing him when I would visit Abbeville.
Rest in peace Shine...my friend!

Riley Minor Jul 7 2021 6:44 PM

I still have "Edward Lee Davis" taped to my monitor at work. I, like everyone else who had the pleasure of meeting him at Ingles, spent a good bit of time talking and praying with him! He asked me to pray for his family and for him because he had so much back pain. I taped his name in front of me so I would always think of him and remember to pray for his healing! I thank God that he is healed! I did not know that he had passed but had missed seeing him. He is definitely missed and there is an empty place where he once sat and testified to all who would take time to listen! I know he is one happy Saint, without a doubt in my mind, talking to his Savior, those gone before him and the angels now! I CAN NOT WAIT TO SEE HIM AGAIN! I know he would want to invite all of his family and others to join him in heaven one day by accepting the Lord as their Savior! He had such a burden for anyone who is not saved!

Candy Green Apr 16 2015 12:00 AM

We would like to express our condolences to the family - our father, Floyd Vinson enjoyed Mr Davis visits over the years - May God give you comfort. Floyd Vinson's daughters - Joan Poore, Frances Smith & Patsy Vinson

Kim Butler Jan 14 2015 12:00 AM

Glad the "Shine" is happy with the Lord. Many Blessings for you all & family.AAMC staff will always remember him.

Doreen Moffo Jan 12 2015 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear of my long time friend passing! I was fortunate enough to be his mail lady about 15 yrs. ago & have loved him ever since! I'm so thankful I ran into him Christmas Eve & he prayed with me right @ the door @ Ingles! One of a kind with a heart of gold!! Rest In Peace Shine! You will be greatly missed!!!

Rachel Garner Jan 12 2015 12:00 AM

So saddened to hear the passing of "shine" he was a good person at heart to many. He will be missed.

Gayle Pace Jan 12 2015 12:00 AM

Sorry to hear about mr.davis pasing. I am frances and smokey bond daughter dar nell. our prayers will be with you all

johnand darnellhughes Jan 12 2015 12:00 AM