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Bonnie I. Stafford Davis, 85

Bonnie Irene Stafford Davis, 85, of Covenant Place, Sumter, S.C., passed from this life on Aug. 23, 2012.

She was the daughter of the late William and Erca Garrison Stafford. She was born April 29, 1927, in Iowa, and spent her childhood in Douglas County, Mo. She married the late Chester Ronald Davis on Feb. 2, 1947, and they moved to western Kansas. She worked alongside her husband for 35 years in their State Farm Insurance agency in Ulysses, Kan. Upon retirement, they moved to Bishopville, S.C., to be closer to their children.

Mrs. Davis was a member of the First Church of God, Ulysses, Kan., and attended St. Andrews Church of God in Bishopville, S.C. She loved to embroidery and spent many, many hours making beautiful quilts and baby quilts to give to missionary families around the world. Her favorite music was piano and instrumental gospel hymns. She loved her family and was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother.

She is survived by two sons, R. Dwayne Davis (Lucinda) of Spartanburg, S.C., and S. Mark Davis (Cindy) of Bishopville, S.C.

She is also survived by three grandchildren, A.J. Davis (Renee) of Pickens, S.C., Kelly Ann Davis of Scott Air Force Base, and Nolan Davis of Florence, S.C., and one great-granddaughter, Kamryn Davis, Pickens, S.C.

Other survivors include sisters-in-law, Bonita Stafford, of Ava, Mo., Wilma Stafford, of Augusta, Kan., and Velma Duckworth, of Ava, Mo.; brothers-in-law, Bob Davis, Hugoton, Kan., and Max Davis; and several nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by grandson, Cale Davis, brothers Harry Stafford, Harrison Stafford and sisters Nadine Murray and Maxine Basler.

Services and internment were held on Aug. 26, at St. Andrews First Church of God, Camden, S.C.

 

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