Mrs. Carolyn G. Davis, age 73, of Uvalda, died Sunday, September 26, 2021, at the Community Hospice House in Vidalia after an extended illness. She is preceded in death by an infant daughter, Alison Gray Davis, and by her parents Harry and Eloise Gray.
Survivors include her husband of fifty years, Jimmy Davis of Uvalda; one daughter, Melanie Gray Davis of Woodstock, Georgia; three grandchildren, Sydney and Grayson Betteridge, and Jaxsyn Dailey, all of Woodstock; a brother-in-law John Larry Davis of Santa Claus; a nephew Alexander Davis of Aiken, South Carolina; and a special aunt Rebecca Davis of the Charlottesville Community.
Mrs. Davis was born in Toombs County, but lived in Uvalda most of her life. She was a 1966 graduate of Montgomery County High School, attended Brewton Parker College in Mt. Vernon, graduating in 1968. She then enrolled in the University of Georgia whereupon she earned a Bachelor’s degree in Education in 1970. She then attended Georgia Southwestern University earning a Master’s in Education. She was employed by the Vidalia City School System as a sixth grade teacher for twenty-eight years until her retirement in 2002. She was elected Teacher of the Year in 1999 by her peers.
Carolyn was very much a “people-person”, rarely meeting a stranger. Her favorite hobbies were macramé, painting, and most of all collecting seashells along the much-loved beaches at St. Simons Island. She also accompanied her husband Jimmy to Civil War reenactments from Florida to Pennsylvania, often wearing period dresses in parades. She and Jimmy were avid travelers, going on ten cruises and three land trips to Europe. She was also a devoted member of the Mt. Vernon Garden Club and the Uvalda Baptist Church.
The funeral service will be on Wednesday, September 29th, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. in the chapel of Ronald V. Hall Funeral Home with Gary Martin and Pastor Adrian Bell officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 9:30 until just prior to the service.
Interment will follow at a later date at the Moseley Cemetery, Old River Road, near Uvalda.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Community Hospice House, 904 Mt. Vernon Rd, PO Box 2277, Vidalia, GA 30475.
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