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Hertis was born April 20, 1938 in Hammond, Louisiana, the son of Lionel and Dora (Garant) Davis. Hertis was united in marriage to Faye Myles on April 18, 1959 in Ponchatoula, Louisiana.
Hertis was a Machine Operator at Ralston Purina retiring after 21 years.
Hertis main priority in life was serving his Lord and Savior. He was a long-time member of the 2nd Baptist Church and would later assist his brother, the Reverend Lionel Davis Sr., as a Deacon, at the Greater True Love Baptist Church for 8 years. Hertis took great joy in spreading Gods word and enjoyed reading and studying the Bible.
When time permitted, he enjoyed fishing and loved to socialize with family and friends.
Hertis is survived by his wife Faye of Clinton, IA; 1 daughter Cynthia (Gregory) Dingle of Baltimore, MD; 2 sons Ivory (Cammy) Davis of Davenport, IA and Hertis (Lisa) Davis of Fulton, Il; 12 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren; 1 sister Clara Spears of LA; with many nieces, nephews, cousins, church family and friends.
Preceding Hertis in death are his parents, son Anthony Davis; 2 sister Juanita and Dora; 3 brothers Rev. Lionel, Ulysses, Ivory;
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