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Friday, June 28, 2013

The Will of Arnie Violet Douglass Davis

Will of Arnie V. Davis

State Of South Carolina
County of Chesterfield
I, Arnie V. Davis, of the above State and County do make the following WILL, revoking all former wills by me made:-
I. I nominate, constitute, and appoint my husband J. A. Davis, the executor of this my Will.
II. I give, devise, and bequeath unto my husband J. A. Davis, the lands deeded to me by him of late November 25, 1914, to wit:- a 150 acre tract, 70 acre tract, 300 acre tract, and 565 acre tract all of said land being more fully described in said deed.
III. All the rest of my property, real and personal I give, devise, and bequeath unto my children, share and share alike, the child or children of any child that may die before me to take the part the parent would have taken, if living, except two children Verdie and Ola Davis, shall receive in addition any part in the Coke Davis Estate Lands.
In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this 26th day of November, AD 1914.
Signed, sealed, published and }                                           Arnie V. Davis {Seal}
Declared by the above named Arnie V.}
Davis, as and for her last Will and }
Testament, in the presence of us}
Who in her presence and in the }
Presence of each other and at her }
Request have signed our names as }
Witnesses this 26th day of November 1914.}
M. J. Hough
J. R. Abbott
T. E. Mulloy
State Of South Carolina
County of Chesterfield
Present M. J. Hough, Probate Judge for the County of Chesterfield.
Personally appeared J. R. Abbott a subscribing witness to the annexed instrument of writing purporting to be the Last Will and Testament of Arnie V. Davis late of Chesterfield County, south Carolina, deceased, who being duly sworn, deposeth and saith that he was present and did see the said instrument of writing duly executed by the said Arnie V. Davis and deponent further saith that the said Arnie V. Davis at the time of executing the said instrument of writing was, to the best of deponents knowledge and belief of sound and disposing mind, memory and understanding and that T. E. Mulloy (the deponent) and J. R. Abbott and M. J. Hough in the presence of each other and of the said Arnie V. Davis and at her request signed their names as witnesses to the due execution of the same.
J. R. Abbott

Sworn and subscribed to before me this 25th day of April in the years of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and eighteen.
                                                                           M. J. Hough, Probate Judge

Upon the due consideration of the above testimony and being satisfied with the sufficiency thereof, it is adjudged and decreed that the said instrument in writing be admitted to probate in common form.
It is so ordered.
                                                                           M. J. Hough, Probate Judge
Recorded April 25, 1918 [1]

Arnie Violet Douglass Davis died 22 March 1918 in Florence, South Carolina. She was buried at Bethel Cemetery in Chesterfield County, South Carolina.

Obituary: After an illness of a few days, Mrs. J. A. Davis died at the Florence hospital. The funeral services were conducted by the Rev. J.E. Carter, at Bethel Saturday. Mrs. Davis has been a devoted member of the Methodist church a number of years. She was universally loved. The profoundest sympathy of the community is extended to the bereaved family. Left to mourn her death is a husband, five children, a mother and five brothers and six sisters. Buried at Bethel Cemetery.[2]

[1] Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Will Book 2, Page 538 and 539 Arnie V. Davis; Probate Office, Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, South Carolina.
[2] James C. Pigg, Obituaries from the Chesterfield Advertiser 1892-1926; Chesterfield County Genealogical Services, 2001, page 29. Tombstone of Mrs. J. A. Davis; 28 January 1876–22 March 1918, Bethel Cemetery, Chesterfield County, South Carolina.

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