Arthur Davis, 86, passed away Saturday, January 11, 2020 at The Laurels of Green Tree Ridge.
Arthur was a native of Asheville and a son of the late Jesse Davis, Sr. and Ruth Pearl Williams Davis. He attended the Asheville public schools and was a graduate of Stephens-Lee High School, Class of 1951; and a member of the basketball team. Arthur was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He retired as a Buncombe County Magistrate of the 28th Judicial District Court. Arthur was a former member of Nazareth First Missionary Baptist Church and served on the men's choir. He was a former member of the Skyview Golf Association. Arthur was an avid spectator of all sports and enjoyed discussing sports history and careers of star athletes.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Shelva Regina Davis (December, 2019); brothers Ellis Davis, James Davis, Jesse Davis, Jr. and Edward Davis; sisters, Inez Davis Jones and Odella Davis Sweet.
Surviving family include daughters, Sharon Davis Brown (Quentin), Jonesboro, GA and Audra Davis Williams (Daryl), Louisville, KY; grandchildren, Alonna C. Dawes, C. Garrison Brown, Sydney C. Williams and Davis N. Williams; other relatives and friends.
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