Erma Young Davis (April 11, 1929  to Jan. 27, 2022) was born in Valley, Alabama in Chambers County as the 7th child of William Watt Young and Lula Mae Glascock and died Jan. 27, 2022 from complications of dementia.

Erma worked for over 40 years at West Point Pepperell in Opelika as a weaver and then worked in a cafeteria at the local elementary school and at Winn Dixie as her health allowed. She spent the majority of her life in Pepperell leaving only briefly before returning each time. She was a long-time member of the Pepperell Baptist church and enjoyed her time of worship and volunteering. For the last 10 years she has lived at Crown Health Care of Greenville, which crowned her as Ms. Crown Health Care of Greenville in 2012 which earned her a trip to Birmingham for the national award competition. She didn’t win but very much enjoyed the trip. She loved to travel going on trips to Nashville, Tennessee, Atlanta Georgia, New Orleans, Louisianna, Gulf Shores, Alabama and many other places with family and friends. She also loved watching the Atlanta braves on TBS and spending time with her family, usually over long meals. Her favorite thing to do was watch airplanes take off and land at the Opelika airport. She will return once more to Pepperell where she will be buried alongside her husband Earl Davis of 40 years who died in 2006.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl Davis; her parents, William and Lula, and 5 brothers Christopher Columbus Young, Paul Danial Young, Sr., Glen Wood Young, Chester Watt Young, and Warner Young and 2 sisters Frances Young (Gilmer), Sadi Ruth Young (Gaylor), Stepson Dan Davis, as well as a grandson Kurt Franklin.

She is survived by Loretta Young (Lee) her sister and 4 daughters Wilma Sue Tisdale (Malcolm Beasley), Janis Smith (Dave Glispy), Deede Smith (Doug Smith) and Kim Davis (Bryan Thieman), as well as many cousins, nieces, nephews, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Graveside services were held Jan. 30, 2022, at 2 p.m. at Rosemere Cemetery in Opelika,.

Donations to either Crown Health Care of Greenville or Comfort Care Hospice of Greenville are appreciated.


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