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Davis, Royce M.
Royce M. Davis 91, of Avon, IL passed away Monday, May 16, 2011, 8:00 pm at his home. He was born June 8, 1919 in Avon, IL the son of W. E. and Bess Melton Davis. He married Martha Welsh on July 21, 1945 in Galesburg, IL. He is survived by his wife of Avon, IL, and one sister Martha Orwig of Avon, IL. He was preceded in death by his parents, his only child (Kathryn Davis), 1 brother (Edwin N. Davis).

He was born and raised in Avon, IL where he has lived his entire life. As a young man he had a band called Otto and the Ottoettes. He was a soda jerk at Fred Jaynes Drug Store. He graduated from Avon High School and then graduated from Knox College in 1942, while there he was a member of Phi Sigma Kappa Fraternity.

He taught band in Avon, Valley, Bushnell and Abingdon schools also giving private lessons and in more recent years was director of the Avon Town Band. He was also the director of the Avon Federated Church Choir for 30 years. He was a member of the Avon Federated church.

Funeral will be Friday May 20, 2011 at 11:00 am at the Avon Federated Church where Rev. Jon Prain will officiate. Burial will be in the Avon Cemetery. Family will receive friends on Thursday May 19, 2011 from 6:00-8:00 pm at the Corman Memorial Home Avon, IL. Memorials may be made to the Avon Public Library and or the Avon Federated Church. Please sign the guestbook at www.cormanmh.com. Corman Memorial Home Avon, IL is in charge of the arrangements.
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