|Birth: ||Dec. 29, 1924|
|Death: ||Feb. 18, 2012|
WAYSIDE: Carolyn Jeanelle Cox "Coxie" Davis, 87, of Monticello Highway, died Saturday, February 18, 2012, at her residence.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00pm, Tuesday, February 21, 2012, at Wayside Presbyterian Church, with burial in the church cemetery. Rev. Don Hendrix and Rev. Karen Mitcham will officiate the services.
Mrs. Davis was born on December 29, 1924, in Fort Gaines, and had lived in Wayside for the past sixty-six years. The daughter of the late Willis Shivers Cox and Pearl Grimsley Cox, she grew up in Fort Gaines and attended the Fort Gaines Methodist Church. Mrs. Davis graduated from the Georgia State College for Women in Milledgeville in 1946, earning her majors in both childhood education and music. She worked as a missionary in church camps in the Memphis Methodist Conference and was the music leader for the Youth Caravan.
Mrs. Davis married her husband, the late E. M. "Mac" Davis, Jr., in December of 1944. After World War II ended, they moved to Wayside in 1946, where they would settle down and raise their family. Mrs. Davis joined the Wayside Presbyterian Church and served as a Sunday School teacher and pianist for over sixty years. She was active not only in her church, but in the Jones County Parent-Teacher Association, where she received an Honorary Lifetime award in 1968. Mrs. Davis wrote scripts for Jones County's Sesquicentennial, women-less weddings and many music programs. She taught piano in both schools and in her home, taught public school music, but later evolved to teaching fourth grade at Bradley-Wayside School. Mrs. Davis left the public school system in 1977, to become a music therapist at Lynn Haven Nursing Home, then later a social worker for the home. In 1999, she received the Social Worker of the Year award.
After thirty-four years of service, she retired from Lynn Haven, and compiled a book of poems and later short stories of the Wayside community and her husband Mac's life and adventures.
Mrs. Davis was beloved by many. She was generous, kind and loved by everyone. Mrs. Davis touched many lives with her love, her music and her devotion to her community. She was preceded in death by not only her parents and her husband, but by a grandson: Brian Davis.
Mrs. Davis is survived by her son and daughter-in-law: Scott and Pam Davis of Wayside; daughter and son-in-law: Diane and Mickey Hill of Wayside; grandchildren and spouses: Jeff and Suzanne Johnson of Wayside, Suzanne Wells of Twiggs County, David and Stacy Benton of Wayside, Daniel Benton of Wayside, Michael Hill of Wayside and Sunny and Jim Hylton of McDonough; ten great-grandchildren; and many beloved nieces and nephews.
Wayside Presbyterian Church Cemetery
Created by: Jack Johnson
Record added: Feb 20, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 85230152