Obituary: Ephron Homer Davis


Ephron Homer Davis, lifelong resident of Hanceville, AL, passed at his home peacefully, surrounded by loved ones on April 16th, 2021. Homer was 85 years old at the time of his passing.

Homer is survived by his wife Delores (Dolly) Davis; his children: Ephron (Jeff) Davis II (Kathy Davis), David Davis (Jeanette Davis), Sandie (Davis) Karbach (Ron Karbach), John (Johnny) Davis, Lynn Davis (Ezra Sosa), Brandy Davis, Casey (Davis) Jones (Dylan Jones), and Lakin Davis; his 24 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren.

Homer was born in Hanceville, AL on January 31st, 1936 to Ephron W. Davis and Linnie Kate (Powers) Davis. Homer was one of eight children and the youngest boy. He graduated from Hanceville High School in 1955 where he was part of Hanceville’s first undefeated football team. He later joined the Army where he served for eleven-and-a-half years. Homer married his wife Dolly on May 6, 1978. He was an expert electrician for 60 years as a member of the IBEW, local chapter 733. He retired at the age of 65 from Ingall Shipyard in Pascagoula, MS and owned his own electrical business, D&D Electric.

Homer was a proud husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He was an avid Auburn fan, a very hard and dedicated worker and was known to give the shirt off of his back to someone in need. He will be greatly missed by all of his friends and family.

A viewing will be held for Ephron Homer Davis at Hanceville Funeral Home on Monday, April 19th, 2021 from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. with service immediately following. Flowers, donations and condolences are accepted at Hanceville Funeral Home the day of the service.