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Barbara Davis

November 22, 1928 — May 21, 2020

Mrs. Barbara Davis, age 91, of Franklin, KY, passed away Thursday, May 21, 2020 at 7:55 AM at her residence.

Arrangements are under the direction of Gilbert Funeral Home.  A Celebration of Life service will be held on Saturday, November 21, 2020 at 1:00 PM at The Franklin First United Methodist Church, 107 North College Street in Franklin, KY.  Visitation will be held on Saturday, November 21, 2020 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM at the church.  Mrs. Davis' wishes were to be cremated.

She was born on November 22, 1928 in Knoxville, TN to the late Frank A. Meador and to the late Carmin Ely Keck.  Barbara is preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, James S. (Jim) Davis and by a grandson, Max Grimm.

Barbara is survived by 2 daughters, Gail Flanders Raper of Atlanta, GA and Nancy Davis Forshee (Buddy) of Franklin, KY; 3 grandchildren, Tracy Grimm, Ryan Forshee (Twana) and Anna Forshee; 3 great-grandchildren, Tyler Forshee, Kaytlin Blair and Daniel Blair.

She was a member of The First United Methodist Church in Franklin, KY.  Barbara was the first president of the Franklin Garden Club, a past member of the North Simpson Homemakers and a past 4-H leader.   She was also the director of the Franklin Duplicate Bridge Club and earned the Life Master title.

In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy are to be made to the The First United Methodist Church Trustees, 107 North College Street, Franklin, KY.  42134 or Simpson County Relay for Life/American Cancer Society, c/o Marie Pitts, 1006 Seng Ave., Franklin, KY.  42134 or a charity of one’s choice.  These can be mailed or dropped off at Gilbert Funeral Home.

Online condolences may be made at www.gilbertfhonline.com and the complete obituary may be read on our Facebook page, Gilbert Funeral Home of Franklin, KY.

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Saturday, November 21, 2020

11:00am - 1:00 pm (Central time)

Franklin First United Methodist Church

107 North College Street, Franklin, KY 42134

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Celebration of Life

Saturday, November 21, 2020

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107 North College Street, Franklin, KY 42134

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