Maxie Davis III, son of the late Maxie Davis, Jr. and the late Elenor Purvis Davis, was born September 29, 1951. He was reared in both the Lester and Bennettsville communities.
He received his educational training in the public schools of Marlboro County. He later enlisted in the Job Corp and eventually became a member of the United States Marines, where he served for several years being honorably discharged in 1969. He later worked as an orderly for Marlboro General Hospital.
In 1973, he was united in marriage to Viola McRae and to this union one daughter was born.
Maxie accepted Christ as his Lord and Savior early in life and joined Greater St. James Missionary Baptist Church. Over the years he served on the Male Chorus and the Trustee Board. Maxie was also a faithful member of Golden Eagle Lodge #392 until his health failed in 2008, as well as being deemed a Disable American Veteran.
On Saturday, April 25, 2020, Maxie departed this earthly life at Scotland Memorial Hospital.
He leaves to cherish his memory his devoted wife Viola Davis of the home; one lovely daughter, Varnetta “Tanka” Davis of Norcross, GA; three sisters, Audrey (Tyrone) Hubbard of Piedmont, SC, Angela Davis of Simpsonville, SC, and Shelia (Milton, III) Stubbs of Bennettsville, SC; three brothers, Bobby (Ida) Davis of Chesapeake, VA, Alexander (Willie Mae) Davis of Lawton, OK, and Lorenzo (Ruth) Davis of Mauldin, SC; brother-in-law, Deacon James Edward McRae (Mildred) of Bennettsville, SC; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
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