Bernice ‘Nanny’ Davidson
Bernice “Nanny” Davidson, 83, of Newbern, died Dec. 17, 2007, at her home.
Services will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Cornerstone Church of God in Newbern with the Revs. O.L. Hart, Howard Fleming and Lynn Drumwright officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery in Newbern. Johnson-Williams Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. tonight at the funeral home and after 11 a.m. Wednesday at Cornerstone Church.
James Davidson Jr., David Davidson Sr., Jeff Beaumont, Chuck Beaumont, Donny Davidson Jr., Dakota Davidson, Dillon Davidson and Nick Davidson will serve at pallbearers.
Mrs. Davidson was born Sept. 14, 1924, in Mississippi County, Ark., the daughter of the late Nancy Hawkins and Ralph Emerson Haynes. She was the owner of Kountry Kreations and retired owner of Kid’s Zone Day Care in Dyersburg. She was a member of Cornerstone Church of God where she taught Sunday school and was vice-president of the ladies ministry.
Survivors include her husband, James Finis “Hoss” Davidson of Newbern; two daughters, Carolyn Beaumont of Pleasant View and Rhonda Davidson of Martin; three sons, Donny (Paula) Davidson, James Travis (Patricia) Davidson and Tommy Davidson, all of Newbern; 11 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by a brother, Melvin Haynes.