James Augustus "Gus" Davidson

February 10, 1932September 21, 2013
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Mr. James Augustus "Gus" Davidson, 81, of 331 Jo Monni Loop, Statesville, died Saturday morning at his home. She was born on February 10, 1932, in Iredell County, and was a son of the late W. C. "Connor" Davidson and Mollie (Genoa) Morrison. He was retired from the U.S. Postal Service and was a member of Western Avenue Baptist Church. He was also a member of the V.F.W. and the Fraternal Order Of Odd Fellows. He was a veteran of the U. S. Army having served during the Korean War. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four brothers, Harvey, Tommy, Bill and George Davidson; and a sister, Mrs. Fannie Benton. On September 22, 1956, he married the former Laura Lambert who survives. Also surviving are a son, James Ray Davidson and his wife, Teresa, of Hickory; four daughters, Tina Marie Davidson of Statesville, Patty Camery and her husband, Jay, of Winchester, VA, Janie O'Connor and her husband, Patrick, of Advance and Barbara Ann Davidson of Statesville; three brothers, Jessie Davidson and his wife, Sue, Jack Davidson and his wife, Kay, and Walter Davidson and his wife, Melinda; a sister, Dot Blackwelder and her husband, Jim, all of Statesville; eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Services celebrating Gus' life will be conducted at 11:00 Tuesday, September 24, 2013, at Western Avenue Baptist Church with Dr. James D. Cartin officiating. He will lie in state at the church for thirty minutes prior to the service and entombment will follow at Iredell Memorial Gardens with full military rites presented by the Iredell County Veterans Council Burial Detail. The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 PM Monday at Bunch-Johnson Funeral Home, and at other times the family will be assembled at the home. Condolences may be sent to the family online at Memorials may be given to Western Avenue Baptist Church, 1206 Museum Road, Statesville, NC 28625. Bunch-Johnson Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangwements.


  • Visitation Monday, September 23, 2013
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, September 24, 2013

James Augustus "Gus" Davidson

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Steve Reavis

October 18, 2013

I am so sorry to hear of Gus passing. I have many fond memories of growing up with you guys. He was like a second father to me. I certainly enjoyed that time of life that was shared you guys.

Jeff Edwards

September 27, 2013

Janie and Patrick,

So sorry for your loss. I remember Gus umpiring my Little League games as a kid and he was a great guy. Jane and I are thinking of you and keeping all of your family in our thoughts and prayers.

Kathy Rhodes

September 26, 2013

Barb, so sorry to hear of the loss of your Dad. You are in my prayers.

September 25, 2013

Laura, I am so sorry for your loss. I only found out today. I have many great memories of you and Gus and the kids. Love you guys, my prayers are with you. Brenda Dobson

September 24, 2013

To Jack and Kay.Losing a brother is like having a hole in your heart that cannot be filled. Please convey our condolences to the rest of the family.

Cathie and Walt Hefner

Kelly Davidson

September 24, 2013

My sympathies and prayers are with you all.

Dee Greene

September 24, 2013

To Jack, Kay and the family.

I am so very sorry for your loss. Please know that your loved one is in the arms of our precious Lord and Savior and is a whole and well person. I pray this will give you some comfort and peace. I will keep you all close in my thoughts and prayers.

May God bless you.
Dee Greene

Chris & Tim Kelly

September 24, 2013

Barb, so sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. You and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers.

September 24, 2013

You are in our thoughts in prayers!
Tommy & Pat Johnson & family

Donna Doran

September 23, 2013

Patty, please know that you and your entire family are in my thoughts and prayers. May all the wonderful memories help you through this difficult time.