The funeral service will be conducted at 2:00 P.M., Saturday, September 16, 2017 at Davis Chapel A.M.E. Church, 146 Felton Road, Perry, Georgia. Interment will follow in the Church cemetery. Reverend James Nance, pastor, will officiate.
Mr. Delma Davis, Sr. was born on August 10, 1934 in Perry, Houston County, Georgia to the late Ulysses C. Davis and Bessie Davis -Davis. Five siblings, Elvira Watkins, Willie C. Davis, Thelma Laster, James Davis, and Willie Lee Sanders, preceded him in death. He was educated in the public school system of Houston County. He accepted Jesus Christ as his personal Savior at an early age and joined Davis Chapel A.M.E. Church in Henderson, Georgia where he became a Steward at the age of 25.
Delma was married to the former Henry Mae Felder in 1956 and to this union they were blessed with seven children.
He was a man of skills, knowledge and talent. By nature he loved farming and it showed through his award from Southern Frozen Foods for having grown 800 tons of squash. He also served his community for over 45 years as a Bus Driver with the Houston County Board of Education.
He leaves to cherish his memories: a devoted wife, Henry Mae Felder Davis; seven children, Irene (Marvin) Davis, Perry, Georgia, Delmar Jr. (Louise) Davis, Perry, Georgia, Mary (Fred) Taylor, Fort Valley, Georgia, Laverne (Ronnie) Clarington, Perry, Georgia, Steve (Charlotte) Davis, Perry, Georgia, Jacqueline (Dennis) Plant, Fort Valley, Georgia and Ken (Laswanda) Davis, Perry, Georgia; seventeen grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren; seven sisters, Carrie Mae McGhee, Essie Brooks, Sally Chaney, Pearlie (Wilbert) Fitzgerald, Beulah Smith, Evelyn Hill, and Alice Vanalstyne; sisters-in-law, Ester Mae Davis, Charlie Mae Davis, and Georgia Lee Sanders; and a host of nieces, nephews other relatives and friends.