JEFFERSON - Pansy Davis Alexander, 97, passed away on Thursday, April 18, 2013.
She was born in Jackson County, the daughter of the late Tom P. and Zipporah Hayes Davis and was one of 13 children. Mrs. Alexander loved children, having seven of her own, and was the owner of Pansy's Daycare for 52 years, the first licensed daycare in Jackson County. Thousands of children were under her loving care. She was a member of the Jefferson First United Methodist Church. Mrs. Alexander was preceded in death by her husband, J.B. "Dutch" Alexander; four sons, Charles Fleeman, Timothy Fleeman, Jimmy Fleeman and Byron Alexander; a grandson, Chuck Fleeman; five sisters, Ruth Carnell, Mary Lou McDonald, Ellen Perry, Beth Wages, and Merle Snider; and six brothers, Malvin Davis, John Davis, George Davis, Hayes Davis, Ed Davis, and Jim Davis.
Survivors include a daughter, Emmagene (Howard) Merk, Jefferson; sons, Dicky (Lilly) Fleeman, Jefferson, and John (Sandy) Alexander, Braselton; sister, Vera Pace, Winder; daughters-in-law, Alice Alexander, Gail Turner, and Betty Fleeman; 15 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren; and a number of other relatives survive.
Funeral services were held Sunday April 21, in the chapel of Evans Funeral Home with the Rev. Joe Hardy officiating. Interment was in Woodbine Cemetery with Hopper Alexander, Jerry Davis, Rickey Davis, Tony Davis, Davis Gilmer, and Mike Beatty honored as pallbearers
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary's Hospice, P.O. Box 6588, Athens, GA 30604.
Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, was in charge of arrangements.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.evansfuneralhomeinc.com