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Final rites planned for Irma L. Nolen Davis Saturday

Irma L. Nolen Davis, 82 died Wednesday, August 12, 2009 at Memorial Hospital in Bainbridge, GA.
She was a native Floridian; born December 28, 1926, in Fort Myers, FL to Oscar Relius Nolen and Mary LuVennia Segars Nolen.  She was the baby of ten children.  In 1942, she married Noah Edison Davis, the love of her life and moved to Cairo, GA.  On January 31, 2009, they celebrated their 67th wedding anniversary.
She retired in 1989 from the Grady County Georgia Public School System.  She worked in the school system for many years as the Washington Middle School lunchroom manager, as a media assistant in the Library at Washington Middle School and as a lunchroom worker at Cairo High School.
She loved gardening and flowers.  At one time she owned and operated a flower shop called Irma’s Flowers.  She loved watching and feeding birds.  She was a good seamstress and  taught her daughter to sew.  She also instilled a life lesson to both of her children ‘ what ever you do, do it right, and do it well’.
She is survived by her spouse, Noah Edison Davis and two children, Jean Davis Bryant (Jerry Byron Bryant) of Tallahassee, FL and Ralph Noah Davis (Martha Dozier Davis) of Cairo, GA.  She is also survived by two sisters, Alva Mae Nolen Winton, Bushnell, FL and Girtha Lee Nolen Summerall, Fort Myers, FL; a sister-in-law, Lois Davis Lee, Quincy, FL, Lucille Nolan, Ft. Myers, FL; grandsons: Jerry Dean Bryant (Rachel Dean Bryant), Signal Mountain, TN, Stephen Ralph Bryant (Jenifer Winn Bryant), Cairo, GA, Matthew David Bryant (Laurel Bild Bryant), Tallahassee, FL, Clayton Andrew Ralph Davis (Margo McKown Davis), Cairo, GA; great grandchildren:  Christopher Dean Bryant, Signal Mountain, TN,  Isabelle Ansley Grace Bryant, Cairo, GA and Eli Tucker Bryant, Cairo, GA and a multitude of nieces, nephews, and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Oscar R. Nolen and Mary LuVennia Segars Nolen; brothers: H. Lovett Nolen,  J. Bradley Nolen, Ed Nolen, James H.  (Jay) Nolen, W. Savoy Nolen, and sisters: Lorien Nolen and Neva Mae Nolen Dukes.
The family will receive friends at her viewing on Friday, August 14, 2009, at Clark Funeral Home in Cairo, GA, between 6:00 pm and 8:00 pm.  Services will be held in Clark Funeral Home Chapel on Saturday, August 15, 2009 at 2:00 pm.  Brother Richard Orr will officiate.  Active pallbearers will be her grandsons and nephews, Stephen Bryant, Matthew Bryant, Clay Davis, Terry Davis, Jack Roberts, Jessie Roberts.  Honorary pallbearers, Virgil Davis, Ray Davis, Donnie Davis, Amos Frazier, Carl Keim and Don Logsdon.
Irma loved her family.  She doted on her children and grand children.   We miss her, but we have her love in our hearts forever.

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