Frances Effler Davis

November 16, 1930June 25, 2017

June 26, 2017 Old Fort, NC Frances Effler Davis, 86, of Old Fort, passed away on Sunday, June 25, 2017 at Grace Hospital in Morganton.

Mrs. Davis was born in Yancey Co. on November 16, 1930 to the late George Effler and Florence Shuford Effler.

She was a lifelong member of Davistown Free Will Baptist Church and was a member of the Ladies Auxillary and sang in the choir.

Mrs. Davis loved to cook and was retired from the Old Fort Connection Café. She also loved gardening, gospel music and especially her family. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, and grandmother.

In addition to her parents, she is also preceded in death by her husband,Uyette and a sister, Angeline Hensley.

Surviving Mrs. Davis are her son, Merrill (Jane) Davis, of Old Fort; daughters, Glenda Godfrey and Martha (James) Lunsford, both of Old Fort; brothers, James (Carolyn) Effler of Old Fort, Paul (Ann) Effler of Old Fort, and Frank (Yvonne) Effler of Lenoir; sisters, Freida (Tom) Steinberg of Morganton, Elaine (Stoy) Lankford of Taylorsville, Jewell King of Marion, Viola (Esten) Craig of Lenoir, Wanda (Wayne) McKinney of Marion; 8 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and 4 great-great-grandchildren.

A Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, June 29, 2017 at 2:00 PM at Davistown Free Will Baptist Church in Old Fort with Pastors Frank Cable and Ronnie Peterson officiating. The family will receive friends on Wednesday evening, June 28, 2017, from 6pm to 8pm at Kirksey Funeral Chapel in Old Fort.

Kirksey Funeral Home of Old Fort has the honor of assisting the Davis family with arrangements.


  • Visitation Wednesday, June 28, 2017
  • Funeral Service Thursday, June 29, 2017

Frances Effler Davis

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wayne kelly

June 30, 2017

Wanda, please accept my condolences on your loss, Wayne Kelly

Opal and Evelyn Grant

June 29, 2017

She was my Mother's friend from the time they were in second grade together. They talked regularly on the phone. They even talked on Saturday before she went home to Jesus on Sunday. She will be sorely missed. She was a fine, Godly, strong woman and an inspiration to all who knew her. Our prayers and hearts go out to those she left behind to follow in her footsteps. May God bless and comfort and strengthen you all.

Peggy Waters

June 27, 2017

I remember when Frances first started to work for me, she was a little shy and timid but didn't take long for her to open up. She was one of the finest women I have ever had the privilege of knowing.and a harder worker you could not find. I am so sorry for the loss of Frances.

Susan Monroe

June 27, 2017

So sorry for the loss of your mother. Thinking of you. Wayne & Susan Monroe