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James (Rooster) Davidson, Burkesville, KY (1934-2011)

He was a member of a large, respected Cumberland Co., KY family. He was a longtime oil and gas drilling conntractor in Kentucky and Tennessee
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James "Rooster" Davidson, 77, of Burkesville, KY, passed away Sunday, May 15, 2011, at Cumberland County Hospital in Burkesville, KY.

Funeral services on Friday, May 20, 2011, at 11amCT, at Ballou and Stotts Funeral Home, 304 North Main Street, Burkesville, KY, with Bro. Gary Cash officiating. Burial in the Long Cemetery. Visitation will be after 4pmCT, Wednesday, May 18, 2011, until funeral time on Friday at Ballou & Stotts Funeral Home, in Burkesville.

Pallbearers: William Earl Branham, Danny Branham, Terry Tallent, Troy Wray, David Neil Scott, and Patrick Scott

James "Rooster" Davidson, Burkesville, KY (1934-2011)

James "Rooster" Davidson, was born in Cumberland Co., KY, on Sunday, February 4, 1934. He was the son of the late Laura Mae Wallace Davidson, and the late Johnny Ambros "Hame" Davidson. He died Sunday, May 15, 2011, in Burkesville, Cumberland Co., KY at the age of 77 years, 3 months, and 11 days.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife Annie Belle "Goodie" Davidson, 1 Brother, Kenny Davidson; 3 Sisters, Betty Melton; Jacqueline Pharris; Vickie Lynn Davidson.

He was a longtime oil and gas drilling contractor in Kentucky and Tennessee.

Survivors include the following:
  • Two sons: Michael Davidson and Wife Mary of Burkesville, KY; and David Lynn Davidson of Burkesville, KY

  • Three brothers: Billy Davidson and Wife Charlotte Craig of Burkesville, KY; Charles Davidson of Burkesville, KY; Johnny Davidson and Wife Cheryl of Burkesville, KY

  • Three sisters: Cookie Reliford of Burkesville, KY; Juanita Willis and husband Floyd of Burkesville, KY; Linda Long and husband Stevie of Burkesville, KY

  • His step mother: Dorothy "Dot" Davidson of Burkesville, KY

  • Two grandchildren: Chris (Rachel) Davidson of Burkesville, KY; Curtis (Heather) Davidson of Burkesville, KY

  • Four great grandchildren: Annie Davidson of Burkesville, KY; Landon Davidson of Frankfort, IN; Victoria Rose Davidson of Glasgow, KY;Ashton Davidson of Burkesville, KY

  • Two step grandchildren: Michael Chambers of Marrowbone, KY; Tyler Riley of Burkesville, KY

  • One sister in law: Trannie (Tony) Riddle of Burkesville, KY

  • And a host of nieces, nephews and friends.
Ballou & Stotts Funeral Home, Burkesville, KY in charge of arrangements.

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James (Rooster) Davidson, Burkesville, KY (1934-2011)

2011-05-17 - 304 N. Main ST., Burkesville, KY - Photo from Ballou & Stotts Funeral Home.
James (Rooster) Davidson, Burkesville, KY (1934-2011)

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