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Gaines Clifton Davis

Gaines Clinton Davis, 89, resident of 2509 Old Calhoun Falls Rd. widower of Lucille Payton Davis passed away Wednesday March 20, 2019 at Self Regional Medical Center in Greenwood, SC.

Born in Abbeville Co. SC he was a son of the late William Cape Davis and Macy Wright Davis.

Gaines was a retired supervisor with Bigelow-Sanford Industries with over 35 years of service. He was very active in his community and was an instrumental part in the development of the Monterey Fire Dept. Gaines was an active member of the Warrenton Presbyterian Church where he was a Deacon and Elder Emeritus. He served for a number of years as the church treasurer and as a Sunday School teacher. Gaines was also active as a member of the Warrenton Presbyterian Church Cemetery Committee. He was a true southern gentleman and will be missed by all who knew him.

Survivors include: a daughter Rita Davis Blue of Evans, Georgia; a son Edwin Miles Davis (Dee Ann) of Abbeville, SC; seven grandchildren Tammy D. Lewis, Kerri Lynne Davis, Christopher Kent Ryan, Kelly Ann Davis, Matthew Davis Ryan, Jonathan Ryan Davis and Ashley Marie Ryan; two great-grandchildren Kaleb Davis and Davis Sutherland; one great-great-grandchild Karson Brook Davis; a daughter-in-law Phyllis Davis.

He was preceded in death by a son Skip Davis.

Funeral services will be conducted Friday March 22, 2019 at 2:00 PM in Warrenton Presbyterian Church. The burial will follow in the church cemetery.

The family will receive friends Friday afternoon from 12:00 until 1:30 PM at the church prior to services. The family is at the home 2509 Old Calhoun Falls Rd. Abbeville, SC.

Memorials in memory of Gaines may be made to the Main St. United Methodist Church, Angel Tree Fund, PO Box 656 Abbeville, SC 29620 or to the School Box Fund of Main St. UMC, PO Box 656 Abbeville, SC 29620.

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I am so sorry for your loss. I remember Mr. Davis from bilo and from the yard sales they had. Love and Prayers to the family. He was a good and kind man....

Harby Williams Mar 30 2019 12:00 AM

Ed, Rita and family: I am just now seeing this news about your dad. What a wonderful, kind person he was. I have such fond memories of him (and of your mother) while attending Warrenton Church when we were children. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Julie Sayer Young Mar 27 2019 12:00 AM

Ben and I can not believe that we were totally unaware of Gaines's death until last (Sat) night. He was loved by both of us as was Lucille. Such a sad time but would have loved to see Rita and other family members. We are so sorry for your loss and share your sadness. Prayers for God's love and comfort for each of you.

Carol and Ben Speer Mar 24 2019 12:00 AM

To The Family
Donnie and I were so sorry to hear about Mr Gaines. He was a good friend to so many of us and we will truly miss him as all of you will. Our love, thoughts and prayers are with all of you! God Bless You!

Donnie & Kathy Kilgore Grant Mar 24 2019 12:00 AM

Dear Ed, Rita and family, Geneva and I were saddened to hear of Gaines departure. You had a wonderful Mother and Daddy. They were some of our dearest friends and supporters when we were privileged to serve the Warrenton Church. Those were some happy years. Had I known earlier, I could have worked something out to be there for the service. There were some appointments that I had to keep. Please know of our prayers for you during this time of separation. Gaines was a joy to be around. He will be sorely missed. Our Love and Prayers, Bob and Geneva Pettit

Dr. & Mrs. B. E. Pettit Mar 23 2019 12:00 AM

Prayers for the Davis family. My Wife and I worked with Gaines at Rocky River Plant. for 10 years. Gaines was a supervisor at the time both of us worked for him.

Tommy and Bunny Fellows Mar 21 2019 12:00 AM

I am deeply saddened to hear of Gaines's passing. He was a good and faithful friend to me for the many years I have known him. We stopped and had a good chat every time I would run into him and he always had time for me. I held him near and dear to my heart. It feels as if a part of me is gone! I pray that Rita and the rest of the family find comfort in the undoubtful knowledge that he is with our Heavenly Father now and is there with Lucille by his side. Prayers for you all.

Jimmy Copeland Mar 21 2019 12:00 AM

To the Davis Family,
Please know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers. Mr. Davis was a fine man.

Nancy Wilson Reece Mar 20 2019 12:00 AM

Nancy Wilson Reece Mar 20 2019 12:00 AM

Prayers for the Davis Family. Mr. Davis was a good man.

Nancy Wilson Reece Mar 20 2019 12:00 AM