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James David Davis
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James David Davis, 78, of Ellerslie, died Monday, January 29, 2018 at Frostburg Village Nursing Center.

Born August 10, 1939 in Cumberland, he was the son of the late Samuel A. and Edna L. (Schell) Davis.

He was also preceded in death by three brothers, Stanley, Richard, and John Davis, and two sisters, Vivian and Jean Davis.

He served in the U.S. Navy from 1957-1960.

Mr. Davis was retired from the Kelly-Springfield Tire Company, having been a tire builder. He also retired from the State of Maryland with the Juvenile Justice program.

Mr. Davis belonged to Ellerslie United Methodist Church.

He enjoyed being a Hot Stove League coach for the Ellerslie teams and a Boy Scout Troop leader.

Survivors include his wife, Hazel; three children, Gregory Michael Davis, Victoria Lee Davis, and Michael James Davis; two grandchildren, Christopher Davis and Kateland Davis and fiancé Mitch Wilson; three brothers, Ronald Davis and wife Bonnie, Billy Davis, and Paul Davis and wife Betty; one sister, Shirley Davis; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, James Cline, Nellie Fryer, Joan Frame and husband Johnnie, and H.B. Martz and wife Chrissy; and, several nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received at the Upchurch Funeral Home, P.A., 202 Greene St., Cumberland, on Saturday from noon until 2 PM.

A memorial service will follow at 2 PM, with Rev. Rebecca Vardiman, officiating.

Military honors will be accorded by Ft. Cumberland Post #13 Veterans Honor Guard.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to either the Ellerslie Volunteer Fire Co., P.O. Box 237, Ellerslie, MD 21529 or to the Alzheimer’s Association, 108 Byte Drive, #103, Frederick, MD 21702. Also, please consider visiting residents at a local nursing home and let them share their amazing life stories with you.


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