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Monday August 17th, 2020

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Shelby Jean Davis

SHELBY JEAN DAVIS,  age 83 of Athens, Tenn. passed away Saturday, August 15, 2020, at her residence. She was a native and long time resident of McMinn County, Tenn.,  a daughter of the late James Roger  and Dessie Allen Mathews McNutt and preceded in death by Brothers: Grover McNutt, James McNutt, Kenneth McNutt, Ivan McNutt, William McNutt, Sister: Alice McNutt  Owens and  Grandson: Joshua Thompson. She was the first Police Academy Graduate to serve on the McMinn County Sheriff Dept. as a Lt. in the Special Services Dept.  and retired from the State of Tennessee  as Superintendent in the  Driver's License Examiner Dept. She was a member of the First Church of God of Athens. She was active in the Republican Party and served as the Reagan-Bush Presidental Campign manager for McMinn County, Tenn. 
Survivors: Husband: Bill Davis of Athens, Tn. Two Sons and daughter-in-law: James (Chris) and Sharon Lackey of Clermont, Fla.  Michael Eugene Davis of Athens, Tenn., Two Daughters and son-in-law: Melanie Lackey and Richardson Peterson of Lawrenceville, Ga. and Paula Lackey of Athens, Tenn., Seven Grandchildren: Stephanie Lackey, Paige Lackey, Jake Lackey, Daniel Peterson, Alex Peterson, Corey Davis, and Kinzlie Davis, Two Great Grandchildren: Haylee Lackey and Blair Davis, several nieces and nephews. 
Graveside services will be 3:00 P.M Monday in Cedar Grove Cemetery with Rev. Roy Chism officiating. Active pallbearers will be Chris Lackey, Jake Lackey, Rick Peterson, Alex Peterson, Michael Davis, and Corey Davis. Condolences may be sent to www.laycock-hobbs./notices/Shelby-Davis. Laycock-Hobbs Funeral Home, Athens, Tn. in charge of arrangemets. 

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Shelby was such a wonderful person to know. Please accept my most sincere condolences.

Tonesa Cawood Aug 29 2020 12:00 AM

So sorry for your loss.

Sonny Woodcock Aug 21 2020 12:00 AM

To all the family: My deepest sympathy in the passing of Shelby ;wife, mother, grandmother, and friend. She will be sadly missed by all who knew her. I pray that all the good memories and God's comfort and strength will see you all through this sad time. You will all be in my prayers that God will bring you Peace, as only He can give.
With love, Louise

Louise Lackey Duckworth Aug 20 2020 12:00 AM