Bio: Father of Ruby, as well as Lucinda and Luellen. Davis is a proponent of the Lincoln Heights development for middle-income blacks outside Millford, Alabama, but protests when it will have no police or fire coverage in spite of taxes paid to Millford. The mayor's sons, Ronny and Ray, burn crosses on Davis's lawn. Davis knocks one over and injures Ray. Ray then pretends he never knew Ruby and allows her to be beaten and killed.