Sissie Alice Davis

Sissie Alice Davis, 94, formerly of 48 W. 14th St., died at 6 p.m. Tuesday (Aug. 27, 2013) at Heritage Park Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing.

She was born Feb. 20, 1919, in Gretna, Va., the daughter of General Lee and Beatrice Edwards Van Hook.

A homemaker, she enjoyed family gatherings and working in her flower gardens, but especially loved her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and the family dogs. She was a member of the Emmanuel Baptist Church.

Surviving are four daughters: Lucille (Joe) Clarett of Rochester, Pauline Herndon of Knoxville, Tenn., Ella Hodnett of Jamestown, with whom she had made her home, and Gloria Northington of Peoria, Ariz.; nine grandchildren: Scott Hodnett and Ralph Herndon, both of Jamestown, Denise (Cecil) Taylor of Roanoke, Va., Lolita Herndon of Seattle, Wash., Alana Cumming and Anthonette (David) Colman, both of Rochester, N.Y., Tammy (Russell) Welch of Cocoa Beach, Fla., James (Dawn) Davis of Titusville, Fla., and Michelle Clarett of Brooklyn, N.Y.; 12 great-grandchildren; and two sisters: Sarada Wilson of Virginia, and Nannie Witcher of Jamestown.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Junior Gilmore Davis, who died in 1985; a son, Hayward Davis; two brothers: Robert and James Van Hook; and by a sister, Ruth Oakes.

The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013, in Emmanuel Baptist Church. The Rev. Leroy Walker will officiate. Burial will be in Lake View Cemetery.

The family will receive friends for one hour prior to the service in the church.

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Memorials may be made to Emmanuel Baptist Church, 53 W. 23rd St., Jamestown, NY 14701.

Powers, Present & Sixbey Funeral Home is handling arrangements.