Nancy Evelyn Davis

Published 11:23 am Thursday, August 11, 2016

Nancy Evelyn Davis

August 5, 2016

Nancy Evelyn Davis, 68, of Jasper, Georgia, passed away August 5, 2016, following a long illness.  Nancy was born in Thomaston, Georgia, August 24, 1947, to Joseph Leroy and Grace Elizabeth Davis, who preceded her in death.  She is survived by her sister, Marsha Hollensbe, Jasper, and Cousins Donna Kay Mitchell, Atlanta, and A. Ellis Wiley, Yalaha, Florida.

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Nancy grew up in Bainbridge, Georgia.  She graduated from Bainbridge High School in 1965 and Georgia College of Milledgeville with a BS in Home Economics in 1969.  After graduation, she was briefly employed as a case worker by the State of Georgia/Department of Family and Children Services.  In 1970 she was employed by the University of Georgia System/Cooperative Extension Services as a Home Economist.  Always dedicated to helping others, she answered President Kennedy’s call to service in 1977 and joined the Peace Corps where she served in Jamaica as a nutritionist.  Upon her return to the United States, she was employed in apartment and supermarket management in Atlanta.

Retired due to on-the-job injuries in 2006, Nancy resided for a brief time in Acworth.  Then, in 2009, she relocated to Jasper, where her dedication to others continued: as a member of the Board of Directors for the Pickens County Tea Party, as a member of the Pickens County Republican Party and delegate to the 2013 Georgia State Republican Party Convention, and as a volunteer at the Pickens County Animal Shelter.

Plans for a memorial service are pending.  Nancy would have wanted to be remembered by donations to the Partners of Pickens Pets, Inc.

Arrangements are entrusted to the staff of Roper Funeral Home & Crematory in Jasper, Georgia.

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