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Robert A. Davis of the Journal Era force was called to Buchanan Thursday by the death of his brother, Ben S. Davis, at Niles, which occurred that afternoon at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. B.F. Davis.


R. A. Davis and wife had been assisting in his care for some time and spent Wednesday night in Buchanan. Mrs. Davis, remaining at his bedside while Mr. Davis returned here for the day.


Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at the Swem Funeral Home with the Rev. R. C. Puffer, pastor of the Buchanan. M. E. Church, in charge, assisted by the Rev. M. R. Davis of the U. B. church of Berrien Springs. Arnold Kraner of the E. M. College sang "In the Garden" and  "The Holy City", with Miss Glenda Hodson, also of the college, playing his accompaniment. Burial was made in Prospect Hill cemetery at Cassopolis.


Mr. Davis was born Mary 18, 1891, in Buchanan and spent his life in Berrien County.  His death which followed an illness of several months duration, was the first to occur in the family of his parents who observed their 53rd wedding anniversary in November.  Besides the parents and brother there is one sister. Mrs. Bess Reinke of Buchanan.


"Buster", as he was familiarly known, was a mechanic for a number of years with the Niles Auto Sales and Stevens Bros. at Niles.


Received from Cara Davis Stemen December 4, 2006