Doris A. Davis, 75

FEB. 7, 1937-MAY 21, 2012

May 22, 2012

Doris A. (Netz) Davis, 75, of Washington Street in Hagerstown, Md., and formerly of Boonsboro, Md., passed from this life to the next on Monday, May 21, 2012, at her home.

Born Feb. 7, 1937, in Appletown, Md., she was the daughter of the late Carmie Luther and Viola Mae (Morrison) Netz. Her husband of 54 years, Donald E. Davis, preceded her in death on April 8, 2010.

She was a member of Christ Christian Church at St. Paul’s in Purcellville, Va.

Doris attended Boonsboro High School and worked as a nurse’s aide at the old Boonsboro Nursing Home until her marriage. She then went to work as a stitcher at the Hanover Shoe Factory in Middletown, Md., until it closed. She was employed for 10 years by Larstan Industries in Hagerstown and three years by Burger King on Sharpsburg Pike.

She was a league bowler at Turner’s Enterprises in Halfway, and was a past member of the Boonsboro Band Boosters.


She is survived by two sons, Terry L. Davis and wife, Theresa, of Boonsboro, and Douglas S. Davis and wife, Tina, of Hagerstown; two sisters, Joyce Sigler of Middletown, and Delavene Cunningham of Hagerstown; one brother, Luther E. Netz of Warfordsburg, Pa.; three granddaughters; two grandsons; five great-granddaughters; and two great-grandsons.

In addition to her parents and her husband, she was preceded in death by one great-granddaughter, Kamryn LeAna Booth; and two brothers, Daniel Netz and George Morrison.

A funeral ceremony will be Thursday, May 24, 2012, at 11 a.m. at Bast-Stauffer Funeral Home, 7606 Old National Pike, Boonsboro. The Rev. Roland L. England Jr. will officiate. Final resting-place ceremonies will follow at Boonsboro Cemetery.

Friends are invited to visit beginning Wednesday, May 23, 2012, at 1 p.m. at the funeral home, where the family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m.

Memorial donations may be made to John R. Marsh Cancer Center, 11110 Medical Campus Road, Suite 129, Hagerstown, MD 21742 or Christ Christian Church at St. Paul’s, 12623 Harpers Ferry Road, Purcellville, VA 20132.

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