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Joan (Hodge) Davis

July 27, 1934 ~ February 27, 2019 (age 84)

Bartlett, TN – Mrs. Margaret Joan Davis, 84, died Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at The Kings Daughters and Sons Nursing Home in Bartlett, TN where she had lived for the past 3 ½ years.  She was born July 27, 1934 in Middleton, TN, to Robert Neal Hodge and Callie Pearl Allen Hodge.  She was a graduate of Middleton High School and worked many years as an office clerk in the mortgage loan industry.   She married Jessie Edward Davis of Tupelo and they lived in Tupelo from 1952 to 1960 and then from 1965 to 1972.  Joan was a former resident of Lutheran Village Retirement Community.  She enjoyed playing games, fishing, and was an avid reader before loosing her eye sight.  She was known for her coconut cakes and biscuits and gravy, which she feed many neighbors.  She attended Southland Baptist Church in Memphis.

A celebration of life service will be at 1 PM, Saturday, March 2, 2019, in the Tupelo Chapel of Holland Funeral Directors with bro. Daniel Nooner officiating.  A graveside service will follow at Lee Memorial Park.  The family will receive friends Saturday from 11 AM to service time only at the funeral home.

Survivors include her 3 daughters, Barbara Wilkins (Marvin) of Olive Branch, MS, Margaret Schermerhorn (Virgil) of Germantown, TN, and Pat Bankston of Bartlett, TN; brother, Eugene Hodge of Middleton, TN; sister, Mavis Nooner (Oscar) of Lepanto, AR; 4 grandchildren, Jesse Neyman (Hailey), Amanda Crawford (Jerry), Melissa Sevier (Charlie Mathis), and Clint Bankston (fiancé – Evette); 8 great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and brother, Leonard Hodge.

Pallbearers will be Charlie Mathis, Jerry Crawford, Clint Bankston, Phillip Nooner, Ray Nooner, and Tracy Hodge.

Memorials may be sent to the Alzheimer’s Association, 699 Oakleaf Office Lane, Suite 105, Memphis, TN 38117.  Condolences to the family may be posted at  Services may be viewed at 1 PM Saturday and for 60 days following at

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