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Ellen Strak Davis
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Funeral services to celebrate the life of Ellen Strak Davis, 99 of Camden will be held Friday, January 17, 2014 at 12:00 noon at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel with burial to follow in Quaker Cemetery. Rev. David Weaver and Chaplain Brian Ogburn will officiate. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service beginning at 11:00 AM at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Memorials may be made in Mrs. Davis memory to the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter Building Fund, 460 S. Fair Street, Camden, SC 29020.

Mrs. Davis, widow of C. M. "Bud" Davis, died Tuesday, January 14, 2014. She was born in Camden and was the daughter of the late Joseph H. and Priscilla Belle Strak. She and her husband established Davis Printing Company in 1946 and she worked there until she was 88 years old.

Surviving are her daughters, Joyce Stokes (Larry) and Ann Hayes (Michael) of Camden, grandchildren; Jo Miller (Dan), Joseph W. "Chip" Howle, III (Kevin Bramlette), Dr. Melissa Hayes, Michael "Miki" Hayes; very special niece, Penny Palmer (John); sister Lorine Stogsdill; 4 nieces and 9 nephews; caregivers; Erma Clyburn, Bettie Simon, Judy Amerson and her special cat "Baby Doll".

She was predeceased by 2 sisters Wilhelmina Bailey and Edna Reynolds and, a nephew, Dick Stogsdill.

The family wishes to extend a special thank you to Kershaw Health Hospice and Dr. Frederick Smith for their loving care.

God saw she was getting tired. A cure was not to be. So he put his arms around her and whispered "Come with Me". With tearful eyes we saw her fade away. Although we loved her dearly, we could not make her stay. A golden loving heart stopped beating, hard working hands to rest. God broke our hearts to prove he only takes the very best. May her memory be eternal.

Online condolences may be sent to the Davis family by visiting

Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Chronicle Independent, Camden, S.C.

Jan. 17, 2014