Kathy Marie Lanier Davis

June 27, 1957July 20, 2018
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Kathy Marie Lanier Davis, age 61, passed away Friday, July 20, 2018 in Ogeechee Area Hospice surrounded by her loving family.

Kathy was born and raised in Statesboro and graduated from Statesboro High School in 1975. She went on to attend Swainsboro Technical College, where she received a certificate in business administration and also received her certificate as a medical transcriptionist from Georgia Southern University. She worked as a medical transcriptionist with Dr. Douglas Hanzel in Savannah for more than 11 years and had also worked in the office of Blanchard Equipment Company for many years, as well as, Georgia Farm Bureau. Kathy was a faithful member of Hubert United Methodist Church, where she served as a bible school leader and Sunday school teacher. She also was very active in the Parent Teacher Organization at Stilson Elementary School, when her children attended there. Kathy was an avid supporter of the Republican Party and passionately supported the Humane Society of Statesboro-Bulloch County and would go to great links to reunite lost dogs and cats with their owners.

Kathy was preceded in death her father, Robert Edward Lanier.

She is survived by her daughter, Jincey Davis Botwinski and her husband, Lawrence of Pooler; son, Mitchell Brandon Davis and his wife, Mindy of Brooklet; mother, Dorothy Mae Lanier of Statesboro; brother, Randy M. Lanier and his wife, Donna of Statesboro; grandchildren, Tripp Botwinski, Maddux Brandon Davis, Madelyn Anderson Davis and her fourth grandchild due in September; fur babies, Koby, Kiki and Baby; several nieces and nephews.

A gathering of family and friends will be held 4:30 to 6:30 PM Sunday, July 22, 2018 in Hodges-Moore Funeral Home.

The funeral service will be held 10:30 AM Monday, July 23, 2018 in the chapel of Hodges-Moore Funeral Home with Reverend Pete Wall officiating.

Burial will follow in Brannen Cemetery.

In lieu of customary remembrances, memorial contributions may be directed to: The Humane Society of Statesboro and Bulloch County, P.O. Box 581, Statesboro, Georgia 30459.

Please visit our online memorial at to sign the guest book and share fond memories with the Davis family.

Hodges-Moore Funeral Home is in charge of funeral arrangements.


  • Jincey Davis Botwinski (Lawrence Botwinski Jr.), Daughter
  • Mitchell Brandon Davis (Mindy), Son
  • Dorothy Mae Lanier, Mother
  • Randy M. Lanier (Donna), Brother
  • Tripp Botwinski, Grandchild
  • Maddux Brandon Davis, Grandchild
  • Madelyn Anderson Davis, Grandchild
  • Robert Edward Lanier, Father
  • Kathy also leaves several nieces and nephews to cherish her memory.


  • A Gathering of Family and Friends Sunday, July 22, 2018
  • Funeral Service Monday, July 23, 2018
  • Burial Monday, July 23, 2018

Kathy Marie Lanier Davis

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Charlene Ranew Cress

July 25, 2018

To Kathy's family and friends,
I attended school with Kathy at SHS. I lost touch with her, as we usually do, when I moved away. I wanted to extended my sincere
Blessing that you find comfort in knowing her pain and suffereing is over. She is healthy and happy in her mansion with her Lord. My thoughts and prayers to you all. Death is painful only for those left behind to continue living...Peace be with you.

Bernie Byrne

July 24, 2018

Although we never met, Kathy and I always knew that we were soul sisters. We became friends by chance and found a bond that only sisters have. I will miss our long chats about life and the love we both shared for our children. A piece of my heart has gone with you my darling Kathy.

Sue and Richard Remaley

July 23, 2018

You were on loan to us for such a precious time, such a wonderful blessing to us, Dearest Kathy. Special memories of you are forever held close in our hearts. Your beautiful spirit is now free, gracing Heaven’s fields of flowers, walking with God’s creatures who you loved so. You will always be with us here in our hearts, Dearest Friend, forever.

Judy Redderson

July 23, 2018

My Dear 1st Couin Kathy. Mine and your mom & my mom being sisters, neither of us having sisters but being told how much we looked alike, early childhood friends, having our babies together, loving grandparents sharing so much until Michael and I moved to NC in 1994. Being taught to believe and realize God’s purpose for us is to be a mother. You were one of the best. Memories of our playing paper dolls, etc. A wonderful daughter, friend, mother, grandmother, etc. I am so glad we were able to go back to Statesboro this weekend from NC to visit Aunt Dorothy and all of your family. Some I had not seen since Jincey and Mitchell. You are finally at rest free of pain with Jesus and with all of your loved ones in heaven. I can feel Grandma Jewel Sparks love surrounding you now.

Tiffany Busby

July 23, 2018

While I’m thankful her agony is over, I’m so very sorry for the loss of Ms. Kathy. I wish there had been more that I could do for you all. Mitchell and Jincy, my heart goes out to you, and to Lenora and the rest of your family also. Your momma will always remain in my heart.

Paula Milton

July 22, 2018

Kathy was my best friend and will forever be missed. I’ll never forget the memories I had with her for so many years. My prayers are with you all as you go through this difficult time. Fly high Kathy!! Love to you all

Terri Harris

July 21, 2018

Happiness and kindness are fragile conditions, so when someone with legitimate cause to complain instead meets the world with an abundant generosity of both, it is a rare magnificence of spirit. An inspiration. A blessed gift. Kathy Davis was my friend, and the honor of that grace will forever humble me. I will miss her in this world, and rejoice upon our meeting in the next. Sing with angels, Kathy.

Marcia and Jimmy Thornburgh

July 21, 2018

Kathy you were an earthbound angel who finally got her wings. Your compassion for all living things was your gift. I feel so blessed to have called you my best friend.
Hugs,prayers, and love to all members of the family you cherished, furbabies included. Will miss you forever sweet pea.

Teresa Cooper

July 20, 2018

I am so sorry to hear this. Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone during this time. Aunt Dorothy, Randy, Donna, & Family, I am so sorry. I love y’all