Mary Marthalene  McRae Davis


Mary Marthalene McRae Davis, 93, passed away on Wednesday April 3, 2019 at her home in Thomasville, GA. Born February 11, 1926, in Warm Springs, GA to the late Jimmie Virginia Stephens McRae and Harrison Radford McRae. She lived her childhood and teen years in Quitman and Boston Georgia with her aunt and uncle, Addie and Samuel McRae. Moving to Thomasville in 1944, she attended Joyes Business School and worked at Finney General Hospital. On October 29, 1947, she married Jasper Claud Davis, III, at the First United Methodist Church in Thomasville. She soon moved her letter to the First Baptist Church in Thomasville where she and Jasper remained members for the rest of their lives. They were quite a team! Thomasville was their home, though in the 1970s they found a little spot in paradise for a vacation home on the Ichetucknee River in Florida where they built a river house that would hold their fast growing family! And though Thomasville was Marthalene's home, she loved to travel. Her home is filled with mementos of her many journeys around the corner and around the world. She had the opportunity to explore many places, one highlight being a 30 day tour of the Lost Cities of the World in 1999. Marthalene loved Thomasville and shared her time and her talents volunteering for many of Thomasville's organizations. Of particular interest to her were the Thomasville Entertainment Foundation and the Thomas County History Center (the Historical Society), both of which she was a long time board member and volunteer. The Memorial Service for Marthalene will be Saturday, April 6th at 2:30pm in the Chapel of First Baptist Church in Thomasville. Memorial Contributions can be made to the organization of your choice. The family will receive friends at the home of Mrs. Davis - 103 St. Andrews Circle, Thomasville, GA from 5:00pm - 7:00pm Friday evening. Preceded in death by: Husband, Jasper Claud Davis III, Son, Brett Allen Davis, Brothers, Fred McRae of Manchester NH, Harry McRae of Quitman GA, Virgil McRae of St Petersburg FL. Survivors of her large and loved family: Sister, Betty Jane McRae Messer of Tallahassee, FL. 5 Children, Jasper Claud Davis IV (Pam) of Thomasville, GA, William Harrison Davis (Mary) of Tallahassee, FL, Melissa Davis Rigsby (Fondren) of Thomasville, GA, Samuel Chastain Davis (Rhonda) of Ochlocknee, GA, Virginia Davis LeGette (Bob) of Cairo, GA, 15 Grandchildren, Brooke Davis Williams (Henry), Amanda Davis, J C Davis V (Laura Ann), Betsey Davis (Owen), Ali Davis Thomas (Ed), Will Davis (Rebekah), Amelia Davis, Whit Davis, Addie Summit Woodmancy (Zac), Hank Summit, Samantha Davis Williams (Travis), Seth Davis, Hannah LeGette Harrison (Justin), Thad LeGette (Austin), Hollin LeGette, 11 Great Grandchildren, Harper and Hayes Hinson, Jasper and Alexander Davis, Allston Davis, Chad and Ben Thomas, Ella and Davis Williams, Sammy Davis, Hank Harrison, Extended Family, Ashley and Mark Waldrep (Jewel, Brooklyn), Robert And Lee Lyons, Richard Lyons, Mitchell and Katie Rigsby (Tripp, Ansley),, Heather and Brandon Attaway (Ella, Addison), Nikki and Thom Duncan (Brett Ashley, Jude), Stephanie and Craig Moon (Ashton, Carson), Very Special Friends and Caregivers: Natalie and Farris Spencer, Martha Barfield, Paula Conti.
Published on April 4, 2019
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John Kirkland Jr
Apr 05, 2019
Melissa, Family and Friends:
Please accept my heartfelt condolences.
She touched many people with her genuine
warmth. Her legacy continues in your
wonderful family...
Bob and Gale Simpson
Apr 05, 2019
Our prayers, love, and sympathies to all of you. You honored your mother in the way you cared for her over the last few years.