Sara Emma Davis

August 29, 1925October 6, 2021

Sara Davis, 96, of Booneville, passed away on Wednesday, October 6, 2021 at the Landmark Nursing and Rehab in Booneville. Sara was a 1943 graduate of Booneville High School and attended Mississippi University for Women. She was a member of the First Methodist Church in Booneville, a lifetime member of the D.A.R. and loved sewing and playing bridge. She was the owner of the original Grace Shop in downtown Booneville and considered her customers and fellow merchants to be a part of her family. Funeral services will be 3:00 P.M. on Sunday, October 10, 2021 at McMillan Funeral Home with Rev. Tim Sisk and Rev. Bobby Hankins officiating. Burial will be in the Booneville Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1:30 PM-3:00 PM on Sunday at the funeral home. She is survived by her daughters, Jama Smith (Mark) and Julie Oliver (Joe); her grandchildren, James Peyton Chambers and Sarah Grace Dorris (Mark); her great grandchildren, Rivers Davis Dorris and Sanders McNeil Dorris; her nephew, Tim McCary (Penny) and her great niece, Abagail Washington (Phillip). Special thanks to special friends and caregivers, Odesser Perrin and Martha Grizzard. She is preceded in death by her parents, Roy Lee Fugitt and Amanda Grace McDonald Fugitt; her husband James Luther Davis and her sister, Barbara Fugitt McCary. Pallbearers will be Bill Gullett, Stan Herren, Thomas Rakestraw, Coy Livingston, Ellis Long and Mark Cartwright. Honorary pallbearer will be Bobby Goddard. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church Booneville. Condolences may be left at


  • Jama Smith (Mark), Daughter
  • Julie Oliver (Joe), Daughter
  • James Peyton Chambers, Grandchild
  • Sarah Grace Smith (Mark), Grandchild
  • Rivers Davis Dorris, Great Grandchild
  • Sanders McNeil Dorris, Great Grandchild
  • Tim McCary (Penny), Nephew
  • Abagail Washington (Phillip), great niece
  • Roy Lee Fugitt, Father (deceased)
  • Amanda Grace McDonald Fugitt, Mother (deceased)
  • James Luther Davis, Husband (deceased)
  • Barbara Fugitt McCary, Sister (deceased)

  • Bill Gullett
  • Stan Herren
  • Thomas Rakestraw
  • Coy Livingston
  • Ellis Long
  • Mark Cartwright
  • Bobby Goddard, Honorary Pallbearer


  • Visitation

    Sunday, October 10, 2021

  • A Celebration of Life

    Sunday, October 10, 2021

  • Burial

    Sunday, October 10, 2021


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Gregory Wilemon

October 10, 2021

Marc Hodges and I did some yard work for Mrs Davis a few summers ago and quickly became one of the family. One night around 8:30 she phoned to tell me that her light upstairs was out. We immediately left and went to change this bulb. She offered me 20.00 and I absolutely refused. Well I really don't believe the lightbulb was the problem, I think she just wanted a little company. Of course she insisted that we sit and have a sandwich and coke plus she sent food and cake home with us. Always came home with food when working for her. She referred to us as "her boys" Very spunky at her age and I loved to hear her Ben Franklin and Grace Shop stories. A wonderful humanitarian and friend. She will be truly missed