Name:    James Alexander Davis

From:  The Times, McLeansboro, Illinois
Date:  November 1948  

James Alex Davis, son of James S. and Sarah Catherine Delap Davis, was born Sept. 16, 1864 and departed this life Nov. 5, 1948, age 84 years, 1 month and 19 days.

He was united in marriage to Miss Nancy Sharon Vineyard April 21, 1886.  To this union were born seven children, two have preceded him in death, a daughter, Mrs. Grace Green, one son, Fred Davis.  His beloved companion passed to her reward July 10 1948. He is survived by five children, Mrs. Clara Trusty, Mrs. Margaret A. Edwards, Norris City, Ill., Joe S. Davis, Broughton, Frank Davis, Norris City, Ill. and Ralph Davis, West Frankfort, Ill.

At the time of his wife's passing, he was too ill to attend the funeral, and sadly watched his beloved form taken away from his vision.  They had journeyed life's pathway together over 62 years, but just a few months of tears and sadness and he too winged his way to that wondrous home in glory, where these is no separation, no pain and no sorrow.  He was converted at the age of 15 and united with Mt. Oval C. P. Church where he remained a member until death served him.