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National Guard Vet Emil Cecil Davidson, 69, Dies

Messages of condolences may be sent to t he family at www.martin-hightower.com.

Emil Cecil Davidson, 69 of Carrollton, passed away on Saturday, April 27. He was born on Oct. 28, 1943 in Scott County, Virginia, the son of the late Robert Nathan Davidson and Georgia Claire Jennings Stallard. He was a 1963 graduate of Nickelsville High School in Nickelsville, VA., and had worked for 16 years as an offset printer with Thomasson Printing. He served with the National Guard from 1963 until 1969, and was one of the founding fathers of the West Georgia Two Cylinder Club.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Louella Payne; brother-in-law, Norman Payne; and a sister-in-law, Patricia Davidson. Survivors include his wife, Virginia Strong Davidson; daughter, Melissa (Ben) Simpkins of Buchanan; sons: Randal (Becky) Davidson of White House, Tennessee; and William Davidson and special friends, fiance Michelle Long and Cody Ayers of Carrollton; sister, Nannie Harlan of Barberton, Ohio; brother, Coy (Judy) Da vidson of Johnson City, Tennessee; grandchildren: Brandon Davidson, Luke Davidson, Tyler Davidson, and Melony Davidson; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Funeral services were conducted on Monday, April 29, from Martin & Hightower Heritage Chapel with Rev. Wally Dedmon and Mr. Phillip Swafford officiating. Those serving as pallbearers will be Robert Kelly, Chris Jones, Dennis Steed, Wayne Cates, Rick Payne, Billy George, and Ben Simpkins. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the West Georgia Two Cylinder Club of Carrollton and his co-workers. Interment followed in Carroll Memory Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Tanner Hospice, 101 Clinic Avenue, Carrollton, GA 30117 or American Cancer Society, 301 Kelly Dr., Ste. 3, Peachtree City, GA 30269 or www.cancer.org.

Messages of condolences may be sent to t he family at www.martin-hightower.com. Martin & Hightower Heritage Chapel of Carrollton has charge of the arrangements.

View the online memorial here.

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