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Mickey Ray Davis

Mickey Ray Davis

June 4, 2015

Retired United Methodist pastor, Mickey Ray Davis, passed away June 4, 2015, at Helen Keller Hospital in Sheffield after a battle with brain cancer.  He was 67.

Bro. Mickey was a graduate of Phil Campbell High School, the University of North Alabama and Memphis Theological Seminary.  He dedicated his life to serving as pastor to numerous churches throughout northwest Alabama.  During his years as a pastor, he touched countless lives with his love, his laughter, and above all, his faith.

Much of his life revolved around music.  Bro. Mickey was the morning announcer at WWWR radio station from 1973-1985.  He was often asked to say the station call letters as no one could say them quite as well as he did.

Bro. Mickey was an accomplished musician performing with several local country and bluegrass groups.  His vast knowledge of gospel and country music was evident as he served as master of ceremonies when gospel groups performed nearby.  Also, he was an active member of the community in which he lived and was a member of the Civitan Club.

Bro. Mickey was born in Phil Campbell, Alabama, and was preceded in death by his mother, Inez Bates Marks and step-father, Owen Bates.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Ann Bates Davis; his son, Brad Davis and wife, Amanda of Phoenix City; grandsons, Baker and James Beau Davis; aunt, Phyllis Martin Peppers; many cousins; and a host of friends.

Visitation will be Saturday, June 6, 2015, from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m., with funeral following at Pinkard Funeral Home in Russellville. Rev. Mike Hendon and Rev. James McCullar will officiate.

Pallbearers will include Greg Peppers, Danny Peppers, Donny Mays, Jeffery Snyder, Chris Martinez and Dale Garrison.

Honorary bearers will include Phillip Peppers, Randy Peppers, Jeff Peppers, Wayne Garrison and Fred Martinez.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the church of your choice or to the Russellville First United Methodist Church, 311 N. Jackson Ave., Russellville, AL  35653.

 

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