Charlotte Hales Davis, 82, Marietta, Georgia died Wednesday, August 5, 2015.
She was born on February 25, 1933 in Charlotte, North Carolina, daughter of the late Mary and Louis Franklin Hales. She is preceded in death by her husband, Melbourne Glenn Davis, Sr., of Raleigh, North, Carolina and her brother, Louis Stanton Hales, of Cincinnati, Ohio.
Charlotte was raised in Stantonsburg, North Carolina where her hometown values, including her love and loyalty to friends and family guided her throughout her life.
On April 29, 1956, Charlotte married the love of her life, Melbourne Glenn Davis, Sr., at the Stantonsburg United Methodist Church.
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Mel and Charlotte then moved to Raleigh and raised their family while enjoying countless adventures and memories together. Following her husband’s death in 2000, Charlotte moved to Marietta, Georgia. There, she made new friends and became an active member of Mt. Zion United Methodist Church.
Devoted to her family, church and friends, Charlotte also enjoyed travel, sports, and in particular, had a special love of music, which led her to sing in the choir, play the piano, and attend innumerable concerts and plays. She lived life to the fullest with a thirst for knowledge, a charismatic personality, a loving heart, while providing encouraging words of wisdom to so many. She was a beautiful Southern Lady.
Charlotte is survived by: her son, Melbourne Glenn Davis, Jr. and his wife, Pam of Wendell, NC; daughter Cornelia Davis Greaber and husband John of Marietta, Ga; daughter Catherine Davis Strickland and husband Craig of Raleigh, N.C.; and six grandchildren, Melbourne Glenn Davis, III, Christopher Michael Davis and wife Michelle, Sarah Elizabeth Ann Davis, all of Wendell and Mary Catherine Greaber Deariso and husband Michael, John Andrew Greaber, and Annah Michelle Greaber, all of Marietta, Ga. Mrs. Davis is also survived by her sister, Mary Grantham Hales Lee of Pinehurst, N.C. and many nephews and nieces.
In North Carolina: A Celebration of life will be held Saturday, August 22, 2015, at Stantonsburg UMC at 1 pm.
In lieu of flowers, the family has requested contributions be made to either: Mt. Zion Methodist Church, Marietta, GA in support of the Chancel Choir and WOW program or Tranquility Hospice at Kennesaw Mountain, Marietta, GA.