Graveside Services for Ms. Dorothy Nell Davis 74 of East Canton, Ohio and formerly of Somerville, Alabama will be 11:00 AM Saturday, November 20, 2021 at Currys Chapel Cemetery in Valhermoso Springs with the Rev. Kelvin Jones officiating. The body will lie in repose thirty minutes prior to the service. The family will receive friends on Friday, November 19, 2021 from 4:00 PM until 6:00 PM in the Reynolds Funeral Home Chapel.
Dorothy Nell was born on August 10, 1947 in Somerville, Alabama to Sol and Maggie Emerson Davis. She passed away on November 5, 2021 in Green Meadows Health & Care Home, Louisville, Ohio.
Dorothy graduated from Morgan County Training School, Hartselle, Alabama where she played the cymbals in the marching band. Nell was a lifelong active member of Saint John’s Missionary Baptist in Somerville, Alabama. Nell adored her pets, Tom the cat and her dogs, Bullet, Lassie and Omni. Nell loved, family time, gardening, windmills, gospel music, singing and playing cards. Helpful at all times, Nell was loving, and caring to all she met, family , friends and strangers.
Nell was preceded in death by: her mother, Maggie Emerson Davis; father, Solomon “Sol” Davis; siblings, Elizabeth Hertisteen Davis, Henry Lucas Davis, Sr., Leroy Davis, Agrippa Bass, Ida Mae McDaniel, Sol Davis, Jr., Drifton Davis, William Howard Davis, Philander Davis, Ocie Lee Davis, Shelvia Jean Hubbard and Wardine Weeden.
Nell is survived by her sisters, Ollie Griswel, Margaret Whitfield and Patricia Ann Gulley and a host of niece nephews and friends.
The family wishes to extend sincere thanks, and appreciation to the Somerville Community and to Reynolds Funeral Home. Decatur, Alabama.
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