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Nannie Poindexter Davis, 83y: 1931

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Nannie Poindexter Davis, 83y: 1931

Posted: 9 Dec 1998 5:00AM GMT
Classification: Obituary
Edited: 18 Sep 2001 11:18AM GMT
Surnames: POINDEXTER, SEAMONDS, DAVIS, HENNEN, WORKMAN

DEATH CLAIMS MRS. DAVIS, 83

Aged Resident Succumbs Following Illness of Four Weeks

Mrs. Nannie Poindexter Davis, 83 years old, wife of V. B. Davis, 729 Fifth Avenue, died at her home at 8 o’clock last night after an illness of four weeks. Mrs. Davis was a native of Cabell County, having been born on Pea Ridge Road and had spent almost all of her life in the environs of what is now Huntington. The daughter of William R. and Nancy Harshbarger Seamonds, she was born March 28, 1848. She spent her girlhood at the home on Pea Ridge and at the age of 19 she married James Poindexter, a veteran of the Confederate Army. For two years thereafter the Poindexters lived in Pittsburgh. Then they established a residence in Guyandotte when Mr. Poindexter died in 1890. Mrs. Poindexter continued to live in Guyandotte until her marriage to Mr. Davis in 1908. Mrs. Davis was a lifelong member of the Southern Methodist Church, a communicant in later years of Johnson Memorial but by her request her funeral is to be held in the church at Guyandotte which she attended and served during her more active life. The hour and day had not been decided upon last night. Burial will be in Ridgelawn Cemetery on Pea Ridge near the spot on which Mrs. Davis native home stood. She was the last member of her father’s family, sisters and brothers having preceded her in death. She leaves two daughters, Mrs. John G. Hennen of Main Street, and Mrs. Floyd S. Workman, 633 Seventh street and three sons, Capt. John Poindexter of Main Street, Frank L. Poindexter of Pea Ridge, and Carl D. Poindexter of Charleston. Her eldest son, J. C. Poindexter died December 1, 1930. Another son died in infancy. She leaves also a stepson Claude Davis, to whom she was deeply attached. There are 10 grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

HERALD-DISPATCH August 4, 1931

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