Petersburg Observer, July 3, 1942
MRS. MARIA DAVIS, ATHENS DIES AT 51, IN SPRINGFIELD
Mrs. Maria Davis, 51 years old, died at St. Johns Hospital Thursday, June 25, after an illness of six months. She is survived by her husband, William Davis; four sons, Lewis and James of Athens and Thomas and Hayden, in the Army; one daughter, Mrs. Wm. Carpenter of Springfield her mother, Mrs. Ella Swaringuin and one sister, Mrs.Effie Taylor, Athens.
Funeral services were held at the Mott & Son funeral home at 2 p.m. Sunday,Conducted by Rev. E.K. Peters and burial was in Hall cemetery.
Transcribed By: Jeanie Lowe