Ernestine Davis

By | June 1, 2021

Ernestine V. Davis, age 86, of Wellston passed away Friday, May 28, at the Holzer Medical Center in Jackson, Ohio. She was born November 7, 1934 in Wellston, Ohio to the late Ernest and Violet (Reed) Jayjohn. Ernestine graduated from Wellston High School with the class of 1952. She was a loving homemaker who enjoyed shopping, reading, and playing bingo.

Ernestine is survived by her children, Jacqueline Burnside (Arthur) of Wheeling, West Virginia, Gregory Davis (Elenia) of Caldwell, Texas, and Gretchen Carter of Wellston; sisters, Betty Arms and Wylodine Kessler, both of Hamden; along with 9 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence “Jack” Davis; son, James Jayjohn; daughter, Mary Catherine Davis; granddaughter, Morgan Craddock; and brothers, Sonny Jayjohn and Bill Jayjohn.

In keeping with Ernestine’s wishes, her body was cremated. Burial will be at the convenience of the family in Mt. Carmel Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be given to the American Diabetes Association, 2451 Crystal Dr. Suite 900, Arlington, Virginia 22202. Arrangements are under the direction of the McWilliams Funeral Home in Wellston. Online condolences can be sent to the family at