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Clyde E. Davis, founding member of church Sept. 12, 1923 -- March 4, 2006

Clyde E. Davis, a former Buffalo resident and founding member of First Calvary Baptist Church, died of a heart attack March 4 in Hermann
Memorial Southwest Hospital, Houston. He was 82.

Born in Wynn, Ark., Mr. Davis graduated from Phelif High School in Marion, Ark. He came to Buffalo in the mid-1950s before moving to Detroit in 1989, then to Houston earlier this year.

While in Buffalo, he was a construction worker and a driver for Cold Spring Cab Service. He also operated Fillmore Food Store.

He was also among the founding members of First Calvary Baptist Church, serving as the first president of its Usher Board, trustee and member of the choir.

He was a member of the Church Ushers of Buffalo and New York State and the National Ushers Association.

He enjoyed traveling and bowling.

Survivors include two daughters, Renita of Nashville, Tenn., and Katrina of Buffalo; a son, Leslie of Buffalo; two sisters, Notrie Scott of Houston and Artulia Carroll of Denver; a brother, Hosea of Buffalo; nine grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Services were held Monday in First Calvary Baptist Church. Burial was in St. Matthew's Cemetery, West Seneca.


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