Mr. W. D. Davidson

The Tribune-News
Cartersville, Georgia

October 2, 1941

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Friends Mourn Passing Of W.D. Davidson
Prominent Citizen Dies After Long Illness at Home in Grassdale

Bartow County lost one of her most prominent sons Friday morning with the passing of William D. Davidson, 65, who expired at his home in the Grassdale community following a long illness.

Critically ill a number of weeks Mr. Davidson was believed to be on the road to recovery a short time before his fatal setback came. Every known medical aid which science and loving hands afforded was rendered, and despite a gallant battle, the end came shortly before six o’clock early Friday morning.

Impressive funeral services were conducted from the Cassville Methodist church Saturday morning at 11 o’clock. Rev. Harry B. Free, assisted by Rev. Guy N. Atkinson and Rev. H.L. Gurley officiated in the presence of scores of grief-stricken relatives and friends.

Attesting the love and esteem in which this well-known gentleman was held, floral offerings in great profusion were heaped high about the casket and church chancel.

Interment was in the family lot of the church cemetery, Owen Funeral Home being in charge of arrangements. Serving as active pallbearers were Messrs. Richard Shellhorse, Odis Shellhorse, John Shellhorse, J.R. Shellhorse, Gene Withers and Leland Withers. Forming an honorary escort, made up of life-long friends, were: Messrs. Blake Rutland, Kit Lipscomb, Walter Parker, Fred Bishop, Herman Henderson, Connor Pittard, C.H. Cox, J.R. Gaines, Dave Pittard, Lint Lipscomb, Joe Keith and Dee Bagwell.

A son of the late William D. and Rachel Posey Davidson, the deceased was born in Cassville, Ga., September 16, 1876. Serving all his life as a Bartow county farmer, he made his home in the Grassdale community. He was married thirty years ago to Miss Mary Shellhorse, a native of Cherokee county, who survives him.

An upright Christian gentleman, Mr. Davidson enjoyed the highest respect and esteem of all whom he came in contact. Although he took an active interest in civic and political affairs he was never a candidate for office. Naturally his counsel was often sought, and his advice was always welcome.

A hard and diligent worker, he performed each and every task to the best of his ability, no matter how large or small. Despite declining health, he continued to work on his farm until his fatal illness forced him to give up his duties and week medical aid.

Besides his wife, Mr. Davidson is survived by three sons, Messrs. William D., Herbert and Charles Davidson; one daughter Miss Mary Pearl Davidson; two grandsons, William D. Davidson, III, and Joe Davidson; two brothers, Messrs. B.A. and R.B. Davidson of Stone Mountain, Ga; one sister, Mrs. J.B. Richardson, of Fairmount.

Mr. Davidson’s passing leaves an empty void in the hearts of many friends who extend heartfelt condolences to members of the grief-stricken family in their hour of ineffable sorrow.


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