Joe Nathan Davis Sr.

Published 5:56 pm Wednesday, July 17, 2013


Joe Nathan Davis Sr., 74, died Tuesday, July 16, 2013, at his residence in Franklinton.

He is survived by his wife, Lillian Davis of Franklinton; one daughter, Debra Averhart of Baton Rouge; one son, Joe Nathan Davis Jr. of Franklinton; four sisters, Elaine Wilson of Franklinton, Mercedes Gaines of Oakland, Calif., and Alnethia Ball and Ozzie Ratliff, both of New Orleans; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Visitation will be held Friday, July 19 at Cook-Richmond Funeral Home of Franklinton from 2-6 p.m., followed by a family hour from 6-7 p.m.

The funeral services will be held on Saturday at 11 a.m. at New Jerusalem Baptist Church, with the Rev. Johnnie Causey officiating. Interment will follow in Bethel Church Cemetery in Franklinton. Sign the online guestbook at or