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Gladwin County Obituary/Death Notice
Ray Davis

   Ray M. Davis, 76, of Bippus died at 11:50 p.m. on Sunday, April 17, 2005 at his home. Rev. Davis pastored the Calvary and Bethel Evangelical United Brethren Church circuit from 1963-1971, the Clear Creek Community Church from 1971- 1985, and the Collamer Church of God from 1986-1992. He managed and sang with the Jubilaires Gospel Quartet. He worked in the delivery departments for both Mikeís Furniture Store in Bippus, Indiana, and the Carroll Furniture Store in Roanoke. He also served for many years as chaplain of the Bippus Volunteer Fire Depart-ment. He was a 1947 graduate of Beaverton High School in Beaverton. He received his bachelorís degree from Huntington College in 1965. He earned his masters degree from the Evangelical Theological Seminary in Naperville, Illinois in 1969. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and farming.

   Rev. Davis was born on May 29, 1928 in Flint, a son of Fred and Faye Roberts Davis. He was united in marriage to Elnova Williams on May 15, 1948 at the Elm Grove Church of God in Clare County. His wife survives. Additional survivors include a son, Tom Davis of Kellogg, Iowa; five daughters, Peg Davis of Lima, Ohio, DeLynn Johnston and Michele Davis both of Huntington, Indiana, Colette Wrightsman of Fort Wayne, Indiana, and Jamie (Lori) Tindal of Windom, Minnesota; two brothers, Jack Davis of Gladwin and Keith Davis of Warren; two sisters, Avril Humke of Dubuque, Iowa and Ann Meyer of Beaverton; 15 grandchildren and 10 Great grandchildren. A brother, Guy Hillman, preceded him in death.

   Visitation will be held on Wednesday, April 20 from 6-8 p.m., and also on Thursday, April 21 from 2-8 p.m. at the Myers Funeral Home Huntington Chapel, 2901 Guilford Street, Huntington, Indiana. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, April 22 with one hour of visitation prior to the service at the Calvary United Methodist Church in Bippus, with Rev. Al Rockey and Rev. Robert Hanson officiating. Interment will be at the Calvary Cemetery in Bippus. Memorials to the Davis Family in care of Myers Funeral Home, 2901 Guilford Street, Huntington, IN 46750.

   To sign Rev. Davisí online guest registry visit www.myersfuneralhomes. com.

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Calvary Cemetery, Bippus
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Gladwin County Record, Gladwin, MI
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September 2009
Bob Frei
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