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Aaron Norman Davis

July 18, 1951 ~ December 24, 2021 (age 70)

Obituary

 

Arron Norman Davis (Manie Mane), son of the late Frank Davis, Sr. and Ruby Pearl Wills Rogers, was born July 18,1951 in Prattville Alabama. Manie Mane started his high school education at North Highland High School and soon after matriculated to Autauga High School becoming one of the first blacks to integrate that school in the 1960's, Mane became Autauga High School number one running back. The stories have been told that he had that magic touch with the game of football bringing Blacks and Whites together during the 60's and he was known by the numbers 00 that he wore. His biggest cheerleader was his mother who would run right along the field with him screaming. Manie Mane was known to wear a black cape calling himself "Black Jesus".

 

Mane graduated from high school in 1968 and later joined the United States Army in 1970 and was stationed at Fort Hood Texas. The next year Mane went off to fight in the Vietnam war where he received numerous awards, such as; National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal with 2 Bronze Stars, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal Combat Infantryman Badge, Air Medal, Army Commendation Medal and he was a Sharpshooter (Rifle). In 1972, Mane wats Honorably discharged and further developed his career in Chicago, Illinois working on the railroad as well as enlisting in the National guard in 1978 as a Military Police.

 

In the early 90's, Mane moved back home to Prattville, AL and started a career at Continental Eagle (Cotton Gin Shop). Shortly after the death of his mother, Mane moved to the sunshine state residing in Panama City, FL to be closer to his sister Elma Jones who preceded him in death. In 2018 Hurricane Michael severely damaged Panama City, FL which led Mane back home to Prattville.

 

Mane will be remembered for his great personality and loud voice. He never met a stranger that he couldn't make laugh and talk. Even though Mane's health started to decline; he never complained. God knew he served his purpose here on earth and called him home on December 23, 2021.

 

Mane was preceded in death by his brother Frank Davis Jr. Mane is survived by two children: son-Arronson Wells of  Lincoln, Nebraska and daughter-Andrea (Stan) Moore and granddaughter-Lataziya Felder both of Hopkinsville, Kentucky; seven sisters: Delois Myers, Lovely DeRamus, Brenda (Andrew) DeRamus, Jessie Townsend (Aka Carnetta) and Gwen Steele all of Prattville, Alabama; Ruby Ann Tyus of Riverdale, Georgia; Sandra Reed of Montgomery,  Alabama; three brothers: Marshall Reed, Patrick Reed and Terry Reed of Montgomery, Alabama and a host of nieces and nephews.

Manie Mane, we thank you for the overflowing amount of joy you have blessed us with and thank God for blessing us with your unconditional love. We lost a good one, but heaven gained one of the best. It's see you later and never goodbye.

"Rejoice Manie Mane Rejoice"

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 Service Program


Services

Visitation
Thursday
December 30, 2021

1:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Davis Funeral Home Family Room
362 Walnut Street
Prattville, AL 36067

Graveside Service
Friday
December 31, 2021

1:00 PM
Locust Bluff Cemetery
2179 CR-21
Prattville, Alabama 36067

Military Honors
Friday
December 31, 2021

1:00 PM
Locust Bluff Cemetery
2179 CR-21
Prattville, Alabama 36067

Patriot Guard Riders
Friday
December 31, 2021

1:00 PM
Locust Bluff Cemetery
2179 CR-21
Prattville, Alabama 36067

Please note
Rev. Eric T. Zeigler, Pastor officiating.
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