Dr. Morris Davis

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Dr. Morris Davis

February 13, 1932 - January 30, 2019

Dr. Morris Davis Dr. F. Morris Davis, 86, of Tifton passed away Wednesday, January 30, 2019, at his residence. His funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, February 3, 2019, in the Memorial Chapel of Tiftons First Baptist Church with Dr. Wayne Roe officiating. The Rev. Ron Lawhon will give a eulogy. Dr. Davis will be laid to rest at Zion Hope Baptist Church Cemetery with the Rev. Lester Potts officiating. The family will receive friends Saturday, February 2, 2019, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Bowen-Donaldson Home for Funerals.
Sam Cobb, Stan Diffie, Drew Diffie, Steve Woodham, Kip McMillan, Jake McMillan, Mike Beaumont and Darrell Benson will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Melvin Hines, John Waddell, Dr. Joe Turner, Dr. Marcus Roberts and Davy Davis.
Born February 13, 1932 in Tifton, Dr. Davis was the son of the late John Baldwin Davis, Sr. and Maude Hutchinson Davis. He was also preceded in death by his wife, whom he married on July 31, 1955, Laurien Ruth Seanor Davis, who passed away August 21, 2018; and two brothers, John Baldwin Davis Jr. and Ray Edison Davis. He graduated from Tift County High School in 1949 and attended Georgia Teachers College from 1950-1954. He attended the Medical College of Georgia from 1954-1958 and did his post-graduate medical studies in Macon from 1958-1961. He had a medical practice in Tifton from 1961-2017 and was also Chief Medical Examiner during that same period, which made him the longest serving Medical Examiner in the State at that time. He was active in medical circles, including Chief of Staff at Tift General Hospital for two years; preceptor for 15 years for Mercer Medical School; charter member of Medical Directors Association; and Medical Director for two nursing homes in Tifton for many years. He was also active in various civic and church affairs and was an avid fisherman and farmer. He was a member of Tiftons First Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon, Sunday school teacher, and sang in the choir for 50 years. He also served as choir director at Calvary Baptist Church and Zion Hope Baptist Church.
Dr. Davis is survived by his five beloved children and their spouses, Maryann Veal of Fitzgerald, Frank Morris Davis, Jr. of Tifton, Lynne and Sam Cobb, Jr. of Brooks, Laurie and Stan Diffie of Tifton, and Lisa and Kip McMillan of Albany; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and one brother, Lester Howard Davis and Sidney of Columbus.
Condolences may be sent to the family at the online guest registry at www.bowen-donaldson.com. Services for the Davis family are under the care and direction of Bowen-Donaldson Home for Funerals.
Published on January 31, 2019
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Saturday February 02, 2019

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Chapel of Bowen-Donaldson Home for Funerals

420 Love Avenue, Tifton, GA, USA

Funeral service

Sunday February 03, 2019

2:00 PM

First Baptist Church Memorial Chapel

404 Love Avenue, Tifton, GA, USA


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Rita and Mickey O'Quinn
Feb 02, 2019
I enjoyed working on the Medical floor and seeing Dr. Davis . He was always a gentle, caring Doctor to his patients, their family --and to the nursing staff assisting him. I truly will miss him. I am praying for all his family.
Joyce Carr
Feb 01, 2019
When my husband and I were newly-weds, we moved into a duplex apartment with Mrs. Zena Edwards at 1005 Davis Avenue in Tifton, right next door to Dr. and Mrs. Morris Davis, who had several children at the time. The only one of you children that I know now is Laura who was a member of Northside Baptist Church along with husband Stan.

I was a patient of Drs. Pittman and Davis for my three pregnancies and Dr. Davis delivered all three of my sons. He was always so kind to me; I will never forget this.
In the past several years, I have enjoyed a very nice Facebook friendship with Lauren and was heartbroken when she died last summer.

My heartfelt sympathy to all five of you children, all
... the grandchildren, and great grandchildren. From Lauren's posts on FB in the past, I know she and the "Doc" adored you all. God bless you!!Read more
Judy Peckham-Whiddon
Jan 31, 2019
I will miss my true friends. Working, singing, SEWING or just having a quiet meal or sitting on the back steps talking this was a great couple. You can't remember one without the other.