Marie Dawkins Davis - Laurens

Marie Dawkins Davis, 85, of 111 Blakely Ave. and wife of James Harold Davis, Sr., passed away Saturday, August 5, 2017, at Greenville Memorial Hospital.

Born in Union, SC, she was a daughter of the late Lewis M. and Chloe Lancaster Dawkins.  She retired as a house parent at Thornwell Children’s Home, and she was a member of First Baptist Church in Laurens.

In addition to her husband, Mrs. Davis is survived by:  her daughters, Rita C. Edwards of Goldsboro, NC, and Ann Woodward of Laurens; a son Jimmy Davis and wife Donna of Clinton; a brother, James L. Dawkins of Greenville; a daughter-in-law, Brenda Clarke of Laurens; 10 grandchildren; and 18 great grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by:  a daughter, Debbie C. Fry; sons, Russell L. Clarke and Jerry B. Clarke; and a sister, Louise “Polly” Bailey.

Graveside services will be held at 2:00 pm, Tuesday, August 8, 2017, at Westview Memorial Park conducted by Rev. Phil Hall and Rev. Adair Rogers.

The family will be at the residence and will receive friends at the graveside immediately following the service.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of Laurens, 300 West Main St. Laurens, SC 29360.

Condolences may be expressed to the family at

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