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Hello Viki, and thank you for your interest in History Hub!.
While the National Archives does not hold obituaries, we are able to suggest resources that you may be able to find them. With any search for a persons records, a full name and a birthdate are always helpful. Since Davis is such a common surname, finding out what JW stood for will definitely help in your search. Depending on where the person lives, local newspaper publications are probably the best place to start. Usually your local library is a good place to check for newspapers, (either original copies or microfilmed), or they may have access to online resources like newspaper archival websites.
The Gammon Theological Seminary may be the best place to find more information on what the role traveling preachers served. Most likely, they were invited to churches to preach, but you may get a more complete answer elsewhere. Traditionally, record such a birth, marriage and death records are not federal records, and the county that an individual died in would hold. You may be able to request JW's death certificate from the county archive that he died in. Laurinburg is in Scotland County - here is a link to requesting death certificates. https://www.scotlandcounty.org/347/Death-Certificates
We hope this is of assistance in your search.