James Davis, age 88, of Mars Hill passed away on Sunday, November 10th, 2019 at Brian Center Health and Rehabilitation. A native of Mitchell County, he was a son of the late Ed and Dolly Honeycutt Davis. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Bonnie Davis and a brother, Boyd Davis. James was a great storyteller, a friendly person, who never met a stranger. He was a great artist and enjoyed drawing airplanes, his art work is displayed in the Yancey County Courthouse. He loved his family and enjoyed spending time with them.
Surviving is his loving wife of 63 years, Eloise Hensley Davis; daughter, Carolyn Long and husband, David, of Mars Hill; sister, Grace Hensley of Micaville sister-in-law, Grace Hensley Davis and three nieces. Several cousins also survivie.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, November 14th in the Chapel of Yancey Funeral Services. Chaplain Joe Bennett will officiate. The family will receive friends from 12 noon until 1 prior to the services at the funeral home. Burial will follow in the Chandler-Hensley Cemetery.
The family requests memorial donations be made to Compassionate Care WNC at 856 Georges Fork Road, Burnsville, NC 28714.
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