Story last updated at 1:20 p.m. Saturday, August 31, 2002

Noel Allen "Dave" Davis

Obituary

Noel Allen "Dave" Davis, 78, died Aug. 16 of natural causes. A memorial service is 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 4, at Homer United Methodist Church.

Alsocalled "Preacher Dave," Mr. Davis was known to many in Homer as the old man with the white beard and knapsack frequently seen downtown. He was born March 13, 1924, in Meadville, Penn.

Mr. Davis was preceded in death by his wife, Della Rose Arville Shipton Davis, and son, Noel C. Davis. He is survived by his children, Leon A. Davis, Nola L. Davis Shaffer, Ethan U. Davis, Loren J. Davis, Eula C. Davis and Orren A. Davis; about 20 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to Homer United Methodist Church, Community Food Pantry, 770 East End Road, Home.r

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