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Ellis Henry “EH” Davis

Ellis Henry “EH” Davis, 85, of Russellville died June 22 at North Alabama Medical Center.

His visitation will be at Russellville First Baptist Church June 25 from 1-3 p.m., with the funeral service being at 3 p.m. Officiating the service will be Pastor Chase Dowdy, Bro. Joel Davis, Dr. Gene Balding and Bro. Richard Parker. He will be buried at Franklin Memory Gardens following military honors.

Ellis was in the National Guard for years. He retired from the state of Alabama Agriculture Department as chief inspector. He enjoyed his many businesses, including the sewing factory, auction, real estate, moving, car, farm equipment and antique store.

He was a very generous person who never met a stranger. He had a love for God, and if you talked to him long, he wanted to tell you about his Heavenly Father. Ellis was a fine Christian man who loved his wife, family, cousins and friends very much.

He loved to tell you stories about his life, the people he met and the great time he had with them.   

Ellis was a loving member of Russellville First Baptist Church for years. He enjoyed his Zoom meetings with the church.

He leaves to cherish his memory his wife of 65 years, Willodean Hovater Davis; his daughter, Denise Davis Arnold (Doug); son, Timmy Fite (Miranda); grandchildren, Madison Fite and Jacob Tanner Fite; sisters-in-law, Susie Hovater Malone, Carolyn Hovater and Ann Davis; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Dock and Velma Davis; brother, Carl Matthew Davis; sister, Lera Nell Lovett; father- and mother-in-law, Willard and Dorothy Hovater; and brother-in-law, W.C. Hovater.

The pallbearers are Jacob Tanner Fite, Eric Fuller, John James, Jeramiah Malone, Matthew Sides, Randy Kimbrough and Jonathan Watkins.

The family would like to extend a sincere thanks to Betsey Welch for your love and care as well as to Woody Woodruff for your special friendship and visits.

 Spry Memorial Chapel is assisting the family.

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