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5/8/2019 6:04:00 PM
Ronald Elwood Davis
May 2, 1930 - May 4, 2019

NEWTON, N.C. - Ronald Elwood Davis, 89, originally from Pottsville, Pa., passed away in Newton on Saturday, May 4, 2019 at Carolina Caring of Robinson Road with his daughter, Elaine, at his bedside.

He was born in Hamburg, Pa. on May 2, 1930 the son of the late Elwood and Dorothy Gable Davis. Ronald was a graduate of Pottsville High School in 1948 where he played varsity football. He served in the USA Army during the Korean Conflict returning to work as a finance manager for Household Finance Corp. until he retired.

Ronald was an avid sport fan of the Philadelphia Eagles, Penn State, Philadelphia Phillies and the 76’ers. He was a former member of St. Ignatius Church in Kingston, Pa. for 50 Years where he previously resided.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Marie Shamonsky Davis; brother, William Davis; and sister, BettyLou Griffith.

Ronald is survived by his daughter Elaine Davis Hoyle and husband Glenn Hoyle; granddaughter, Amber Marie Hoyle of Newton, N.C. where he spent his final days. In addition, two living sisters, Nancy Heffner of Schuylkill Haven, Pa. and Arlene Roberts of Fairless Hills, Pa.; nieces and nephews.

A memorial service with military honors to celebrate Ronald’s life will be held on Sunday, May 12, 2019 at 3 p.m. at Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church in Claremont. Rev. Jason Sigmon will officiate. The family will receive friends on Sunday, May 12, 2019 from 2 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. at Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church. Inurnment will be held on a later date at Sacred Heart Cemetery in New Philadelphia, Pa.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made 10 Carolina Caring of Robinson Road, 3975 Robinson Rd., Newton, NC 28658 or American Cancer Society, 1901 Brunswick Ave., #100, Charlotte, NC 28207.

Condolences may be sent to the Davis family at

Bennett Funeral Service of Conover, N.C. is serving the Davis family.

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