Barbara “Bo” Davis, 79, of Jonesboro, passed away Feb. 24, 2013. She was predeceased by her parents Orton and Annette Meason and a brother William “Lanky” Meason. Born on July 19, 1933 in Atlanta, she was a graduate of Fulton High School in Atlanta in 1951. She was employed by the Camp Fire Girls of America, J.B. Davis & Sons, Inc. and Holyfield Management. She was a member of First Christian Church of Jonesboro, and was married at the Lakewood Christian Church in Atlanta on Oct. 31, 1951.
Barbara was a member of the Lakewood Jaycettes/ Georgia Jaycettes-Local and State Officer and Committee Chair. She served continuously for the last 50 plus years on various local, state, regional and national committees including the following: Georgia Amateur Boxing Association - Secretary/ Treasurer and Tournament Director; SE Coast Regional - Secretary/ Treasurer; USA Amateur Boxing Association - Awards Committee, Site Selection Committee and Tournament Director and 1996 Atlanta Olympic Boxing Committee. Other achievements include Georgia Boxing Hall of Fame and Georgia Professional “Ring of Honor” December 2010.
Survivors are her husband of 61 years, Jesse B. “Buddy” Davis of Jonesboro, daughter Denise Davis Boutwell of McDonough, son Doug Davis of Jonesboro, grandchildren Sam Davis of Jonesboro, Brittany Boutwell Hatcher and Chris Hatcher of Locust Grove, Drew Davis of Newnan, Tray Boutwell of Roswell and Max Davis of Atlanta, one great-grandchild Mason Hatcher.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, Feb. 28, at 12 p.m. in the Fairview Chapel of Horis A. Ward. Pastor Al Robinson will officiate. Interment in the Fairview Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday Feb. 27, from 3-5 p.m. and 6-8 p.m.