Lavender L. Davis

Lavander L. Davis, 69, of 121 Blackwell Farm Road, Gaffney, passed away Wednesday, June 7th, in Spartanburg Medical Center, Spartanburg, SC.

Husband of Wilma Dawkins Davis, he was born in Washington, D.C. and was a son of the late Charles Davis, Jr. and the late Juanita Proctor Davis.

Lavander was a member of Bethel Baptist Church and a retiree of Nestle.

He was preceded in death by two sons, Shawn and Kip Dawkins; two siblings, Denise Bryant and Vanzago Davis. He leaves to cherish loving memories: his wife, Wilma, of the home; sons, Joel Trent Dawkins (Quensen) and Keith Paysour (Christie), of Gaffney; daughters, Lolita Rob-erts (Paul), of Baltimore, MD., Traci Smith, Dysheka Smith, of Gaffney, Shavonia “Necey” Law-rence (Darrell), of Washington, D.C.; sisters-in-law, Maxine Anderson, of Bronx, NY and Regina Davis, of Maryland; his Best Friend, Larry Derricott (Pat), of Washington, GA; 18 grandchil-dren; 18 great-grandchildren; other relatives and friends.

A Funeral Service will be held Saturday, 1:00 p.m., in Bethel Baptist Church with Rev. Dr. James Sanders officiating. Interment will follow in Gaffney Memorial Park.