Nettie Belle Davis

December 16, 1927June 23, 2018

Nettie Belle Ford Davis, 90, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, June 23, 2018, surrounded by her family.

Nettie was born on December 16, 1927, the daughter of Molly Culver and Andrew Judd Ford in the town of Athens, Ga. Nettie was the first born of seven children. She married her husband of 41 years, John Roy Davis, on September 18, 1954, in the town of Winder, Ga. They had four children. Nettie was a loving wife ,mother, and memaw and was the best biscuit maker ever. She also loved to dance.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband, John R. Davis; son, Gary J. Davis; parents, Molly and Andrew Ford; sisters, Maryl Davis and Annie Lizzie George; brothers, Andrew Ford Jr. and Robert Ford; special friend of many years, Roy Huff; and many other relatives and friends. She will be deeply missed by all who knew her.

Survivors include her daughter, Shirley M. Rushin and her husband James H. Rushin, Jacksonville Fla.; son, Barry W. Davis, Ellijay, Ga.; daughter, Patricia D. Coleman and her husband Johnny E. Coleman, Monroe, Ga.; seven grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Helen Casper and Estelle Crowe, both of Winder; one sister-in-law, Diane Ford, Maysville, Ga. Nettie also leaves behind many loving and caring relatives and friends.

Visitation will be held at Smith's Funeral Home in Winder on Friday, June 29, from 6 to 8 p.m. Funeral services will be held Saturday, June 30, at 11 a.m. in the chapel at Smith's Funeral Home.

Smith Funeral Home, Winder, is in charge of arrangements.


  • Visitation Friday, June 29, 2018
  • Funeral Service Saturday, June 30, 2018

Nettie Belle Davis

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Timothy Donegan

June 30, 2018

I know that Nettie Belle Davis will be missed and my sincere condolences are given to the family and friends. May the God of all comfort as found in 2 Corinthians 4:3, 4 bless you with a peace which spoken of at Philippians 4:7 that surpasses all understanding.

Ray Roberts

June 27, 2018

My Dad's 1st cousin. Knew the family well growing up as we visited Uncle Andrew and Aunt Molly. Saddened to hear of her passing.