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Posted: October 7, 2013 11:36 a.m.

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Oxford Councilman Davis dies

Council meeting postponed to Oct. 14

Oxford Councilman Frank Davis, a longtime city resident and active volunteer, passed away Sunday

Oxford Mayor Jerry Roseberry has postponed the council’s meeting until Oct. 14, City Clerk Lauran Willis said.

Davis, 80, was first elected to the City Council in 2007, but also served as the chair of the Oxford Planning Commission for four years, was a member of the Historical Cemetery Society, secretary of the Oxford Lions Club for more than a decade and a member of First Presbyterian Church.

Davis graduated from Oxford College in 1950 and lived in Newton County most of his life, including permanently settling in Oxford in 1993 with his wife, Sarah.

During his professional career, Davis worked for several major airlines including Northwest, Southern and Republic, holding a variety of positions including station manager, cabin service manager, passenger service supervisor and ticket agent.

He and his wife had five children, 23 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.

One of his most important accomplishments was getting the city to pass a $10,000 homestead tax exemption for Oxford homeowners.

Funeral services for Davis will be held 11 a.m., Wednesday at the First Presbyterian Church in Covington, with Rev. Dr. William B. Wade, Jr., officiating, and interment following in Oxford Historical Cemetery. Flowers are accepted, or donations may be made to the First Presbyterian Church, 1169 Clark Street SW, Covington, GA 30014.

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