OBITUARY

Malcolm Cole Davis Sr.

October 11, 1929September 1, 2020

Malcolm Cole Davis died Tuesday, September 1, 2020. There will be no visitation and the service will be private. Rev. Joe McDaniel will officiate. At his request, there will be no flowers or memorials, instead he requested that you do something for someone in need and later take a friend to lunch.

Malcolm was born in Newnan, Georgia on October 11, 1929. He was educated in the Newnan Public Schools, Mercer University, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Princeton Seminary, Columbia Seminary, and did his clinical training at Central State Hospital. Malcolm began his ministry as Associate Pastor at First Baptist Church, DeLand, Florida. He was later a pastor in Georgia at First Baptist churches in Hogansville, Manchester, Forsyth, and LaGrange. Later, he became a Presbyterian and pastored Presbyterian churches in Cairo, Forsyth, McDonough, Statesboro and Monticello.

Malcolm is survived by his wife, Ericha Benshoff; children, Cole Davis (Donna), Ken Davis, Holly Oxford (Chris); step-daughter, Taylor Moyer; seven grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren.

Visit www.snowsmacon.com to express tributes. Snow’s Memorial Chapel, Bass Road, has charge of arrangements.

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  • Malcolm is survived by his wife, Ericha Benshoff; children, Cole Davis (Donna), Ken Davis, Holly Oxford (Chris); step-daughter, Taylor Moyer; seven grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren.

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Thelma Leader Norris

September 19, 2020

Sending love and condolences to Holly, Ken, and Cole. Our family has always loved yours .....first as neighbors and then as friends. My mom and Malcolm were big buddies and I will always appreciate him returning to Forsyth and conducting her funeral. May you find peace and comfort in the days ahead.

Craig Williamson

September 8, 2020

I was the pastor of First Baptist in Manchester for the past twenty years. I met Malcolm's legacy first and then met him when he returned on occasion to share a funeral with me. In his first visit he gave his blessing to me by offering a kind assessment of me to one of the long time members of First Baptist. I never got to spend the time with Malcolm I wanted to spend but carried on our relationship for the past many years as we met off and on for a funeral. Always enjoyed his presence. I felt, and still feel, privileged to be among his blessed kind.

mary hamby-hall

September 3, 2020

My family met Macolm Cole in Hogansville in the early 50's. My daddy was the newspaper editor and he and Rev. Davis and some more Hogansville men would meet at the newspaper office for coffee and good talks. We moved to Manchester right after Rev. Davis left Manchester but the name Malcolm Cole Davis was always a part of our family history stories. My daddy loved him. I was saddened to hear of his death but happy that he had a long life and probably at least a million friends.

Gwen Shaw

September 3, 2020

I first knew Malcolm when he pastored First Baptist Church in Manchester! I loved his family and babysat his three children! He performed our wedding 54 years ago. He came to Fayetteville,NC to officiate at our daughter’s wedding 27 years ago. Our family loved him and have kept in touch with him through emails in recent years. Our sympathy goes out to his family and especially to Ken, Cole, Holly, and their mother Isabel.

Dr Jim and Nancy Suit

September 3, 2020

We are so very sorry to hear of your loss. My husband and I ran into your father at a restaurant about 2 weeks ago. He was his jovial self and looked the picture of health. We had fun talking about old times in La Grange. He was a very special person and meant so much to my husband and was a good friend to my father in law. While we are sad, heaven is rejoicing! Wish we could see this rejoicing!! Praying for you and yours!

Alyson Cozart

September 3, 2020

Cole,
I am so sorry to see that your father passed away. I remember him from the bank and he was always such a sweetheart. Please know I have you and your family in my prayers.

Alyson M. Cozart

Gary Dorough

September 3, 2020

Mrs. Davis and all family members, Lt.Colonel (Ret) Henry Adams sends his sincere condolences. Colonel Adams met Malcolm when he filled in at times at Cordele First Presbyterian and he and Malcolm forged a friendship and would often call each other. As Christians, we rejoice in knowing that "to be absent of the body is to be in the presence of our Lord". Rest assured another angel now watches over you.

Cindy Batchelor

September 3, 2020

I would like to express my sincere condolences to the Davis Family during this difficult time. I'm truly honored to have had the pleasure of knowing Mr. Malcolm he was a wonderful and caring man. He always knew what to say to make you feel better when you were having a hard day or a difficult time dealing with anything. He was more than just a friend or an acquaintance he was more like family. I'm going to miss him dearly. May you rest in peace Mr. Malcolm God bless you and your family.
Sincerely,
Cindy Batchelor and Family




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Biography

Malcolm Cole Davis died Tuesday, September 1, 2020. There will be no visitation and the service will be private. Rev. Joe McDaniel will officiate. At his request, there will be no flowers or memorials, instead he requested that you do something for someone in need and later take a friend to lunch.

Malcolm was born in Newnan, Georgia on October 11, 1929. He was educated in the Newnan Public Schools, Mercer University, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Princeton Seminary, Columbia Seminary, and did his clinical training at Central State Hospital. Malcolm began his ministry as Associate Pastor at First Baptist Church, DeLand, Florida. He was later a pastor in Georgia at First Baptist churches in Hogansville, Manchester, Forsyth, and LaGrange. Later, he became a Presbyterian and pastored Presbyterian churches in Cairo, Forsyth, McDonough, Statesboro and Monticello.

Malcolm is survived by his wife, Ericha Benshoff; children, Cole Davis (Donna), Ken Davis, Holly Oxford (Chris); step-daughter, Taylor Moyer; seven grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren.

Visit www.snowsmacon.com to express tributes.
Snow’s Memorial Chapel, Bass Road, has charge of arrangements.

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