Wednesday, May 3rd – Obits (5)

Dorothy W. Davis

Mrs. Dorothy W. Davis, age 87, of Warm Springs and formerly of Hogansville, passed away Saturday, April 29, 2017, at Warm Springs Nursing Home. Mrs. Davis was born March 10, 1930 in Heard County, daughter of the late Carl and Mary Edna Wilson Wingo. A resident of Hogansville most of her life, she retired from Uniroyal, Inc. after 32 years of service, and had lived in Warm Springs for several years. She was a member of Countyline Church, and enjoyed reading and crafts, especially quilting and needle point. Survivors include her daughter and son in-law, Debbie and Dennis Embry of LaGrange; sons and daughters in-law, Ronnie and Britt Webb of Fairhope, AL, Tommy and Shelba Webb of Warm Springs; sisters, Peggy Gilpin of Brunswick, Sherby Woodall of North Carolina; nine grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husbands, T.F. Webb and Harry J. Davis. The funeral service was conducted at 2:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 2, in the Chapel of Claude A. McKibben and Sons Funeral Home in Hogansville. The Reverend Bill Strandberg officiated and interment was in Myrtle Hill Cemetery. Condolences may be expressed at

Claude A. McKibben and Sons Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Charles Mason Clark

Mr. Charles Mason Clark, age 89, of Lanett, Alabama passed away on Thursday, April 27, 2017 at his residence. Mr. Clark was born in Montgomery, Alabama on May 18th, 1927 to the late Victor Mason Clark and Irene Skinner Clark Stephenson. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of West Point since 1945. Mr. Clark was a veteran who served in the United States Army. He attended Auburn University, where he played on the football team. He had a 35 year career in the banking industry.

He was an avid golfer and loved to fish. Funeral services were held on Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 11:00 A.M. at the Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home Chapel in Valley. Interment followed in the Hillcrest Cemetery in Lanett, Alabama. Dr. Tom Tucker and the Reverend Mark McGee officiated. The family received friends at the funeral home Saturday morning from 10:00 A.M. until 11:00 A.M. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Mary Christmas Clark; children, Debra Clark Frost, Dana Clark (Lee) Wilder; grandchildren, Jason Michael Frost, Elaine Frost Brock, Clay Matthew Wilder, Erin Wilder Ellis; great-grandson, Jacob Wilder; brother, Edwin Clark; several nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to the First Baptist Church of West Point in Mr. Clark’s memory. Please visit our website at to leave a condolence for the family, share a memory, or to light a Remembrance Candle in Mr. Clark’s memory.

Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home of Valley directed.


Lewis Dykes

Mr. Lewis Dykes, age 73, a resident of Cusseta, AL passed away Tuesday, April 25, 2017 in LaGrange, GA at his daughters residence. Mr. Dykes was born in Shawmut, AL on March 6, 1944. He was a man among men, a jack of all trades, a socially diverse individual, and he was always welcome in most any circle. He never met a stranger, to him a stranger was just a friend you hadn’t spoken with yet. He gave caring advice to any one that needed it or anyone who had the time to listen. He will be missed by those who loved him, those that met him, and those that will never get the chance to know him. Survivors include his daughter, Rebecca (Nathan) Henderson; step-children, Gay Thomas, Rick (Eunice) Howard; sister, Ellen (Tom) Jenkins; brother, Millard (Barbara) Dykes; grandchildren, Josh Rollins & Hannah (Alexander) Bradley.  Mr. Dykes was preceded in death by his wife, Janelle Jo Dykes, and was the son of the late Desmond A. and Nancy Susan Scott Dykes. A memorial service was held at the Reeds Chapel Baptist Church in West Point, GA on Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 3:00 PM EST. Followed by the memorial service, the family reassembled at Resthaven Cemetery in Lanett, AL to inter his ashes. Visit to sign the online guest book.

Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home of Valley, AL directed.

Sis. Elizabeth McGhee

“I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith. Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, shall give me at that day. II Timothy 4:7-8. Sis. Elizabeth McGhee was born February 10, 1924 to the late, Willie and Beatrice Hall. She accepted Christ at an early age and joined the Branch Hebron Baptist Church, Odessadale, Georgia; where she served faithfully in various forms such as a Sunday School Teacher and Usher until she moved away to New York. Upon relocating to New York, she untied with the First Baptist Church of Bay Shore, Long Island, New York and served faithfully as a Deaconess. Elizabeth was united in Holy Matrimony to Oscar McGhee. On Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at WellStar West Georgia Medical Center, Sister Elizabeth McGhee transitioned. She leaves to cherish her memories, her husband, Oscar McGhee; her loving and devoted children, Christine (Elbert) Lewis, Hampton, GA; Ernestine (Robert) Shelton, LaGrange, GA; Willie McGhee, Long Island, NY; grandchildren, Cassandra Wimberly, Dyschel Shelton, Cynthia Gillespie, Evernolia Gillespie, Beatrice Smith, Christopher McGhee, Angelica McGhee; sister, Tommie L. Strozier, Greenville, GA; special daughter, Pastor Joannie Baskerville, LaGrange, GA; and a host of great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and cousins. The Celebration of Life Service was held on Tuesday at 12:00 PM at Rising Grove Baptist Church. Pastor Joannie Baskerville officiated. Burial followed at Rising Grove Baptist Church.

Lakes-Dunson-Robertson Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


John ” Cokey” Davidson

Mr. John “Cokey” Davidson, of West Point, passed away on Sunday, April 16, 2107 at this residence. Mr. John Wesley Davidson, Sr., the son of the late Hugh Dorsey Davidson, Sr. and Mildred Beach Davidson, was born February 24, 1945 in West Point, GA. He departed this life on Sunday, April 16, 2017 at his residence in West Point, GA. “Cokey”, as he was known to many, accepted Christ as his personal Savior and united with the Bethlehem Baptist Church under the leadership of Dr. W.T. Edmondson.

He attended the West Point Public Schools. He was a former employee of Kia Motors in West Point, GA.  One of his favorite hobbies was fishing. “Cokey” will be greatly missed by his produce customers.

John was preceded in death by three brothers, Earl K. Davidson, Billy “Red” S. Davidson, Sr. and Hugh Dorsey Davidson, Jr. He leaves to cherish his memories: three sons, John Wesley (Tunitha) Davidson, Hinesville, GA, Rickey (Latrice) Williams, Roanoke, AL, Carmarreo Vaughn (Karen), Valley, AL; four brothers, Lawrence and Monroe Davidson, West Point, GA, Warren and Ralph Davidson, Cleveland, OH; four sisters, Rosa Pettigrew, Cleveland, OH, Virginia (Lon) Pettigrew, Romeoville, IL, Kathy Bland, Columbus, GA and Lula (Arthur) Sands, Chattanooga, TN; 10 grandchildren, Reneshia and Janecia Davidson, Ricxavious, Anquayish and Keontae Williams, Jamil Slaugther, Matthew and Emma Caldwell, Overria and Oveontae Dawson; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends. The funeral was held at Bethlehem Baptist Church at 2:00 pm on Saturday, April 22, 2017. Burial was held in the Marseilles Cemetery. Ministers: Dr. W.T. Edmondson, Pastor, Rev. Michael Slaughter, Eulogist, Min. Winston Fanning, officiated.
M.W. Lee Mortuary of West Point was handling arrangements.