DATELINE: Lakeland, FL Mr. Franklin 'Frankie' Davis, Jr of Lakeland, FL, formerly of Raeford, NC died Monday, May 17, 2010 at his retirement home surrounded by family and under the care of Good Shepherd Hospice at the age of 80. Frankie was born October 9, 1929 in Lumber Bridge and was a Hoke County son. He was self employed the majority of his life as an auto mechanic and then grocer after serving in the United States Marine Corps in his late teens. He is preceded in death by his wife of over 30 years, Hazel Conoly Black Davis, and four brothers: John, Ernest, Quinten, and Stacey and son, John Black.. Survivors include his sisters: Elizabeth Livingston and Cornelia Pritchett; children: Teresa Fogarty, Ann Erickson, Douglas Davis, Cynthia Joyce, Deborah Stohrer, Rodney Davis and William (Billy) Black, as well as many grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Service and burial will be 4:00 PM, Sunday, May 23, 2010 at Sandy Grove United Methodist Church with fellowship immediately following. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Good Shepherd Hospice, 4418 Sun N Lake Boulevard, Sebring, FL 33872 or Sandy Grove United Methodist Church, 6800 Arabia Road, Lumber Bridge, NC 28357 Care of the family is entrusted to Crumpler Funeral Home, 131 Harris Avenue, Raeford, NC 28376.
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