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Ann Gray Davis

January 18, 1932 — November 11, 2020

Ann Gray Davis of Taylorsville passed away peacefully at home on November 11, 2020. She was
born January 18, l932 in Philadelphia PA to the late Joseph and Elaine (Wheaton) Gray, but was
raised in the western part of New York state. Ann led a very accomplished life. After raising
four children, she went back to school at Roberts Wesleyan College in Rochester, NY to fulfill a
lifetime dream of becoming a nurse. She received her BS in nursing and went on to teach
nursing for four years at Roberts before going onto Emory University where she received her
Master's degree in Psychiatric Nursing and later a Certification by American Nursing
Association for Clinical Specialist in Mental Health Nursing. After graduating from Emory, she
moved to NC to teach at Lenoir Rhyne College (now University). Her career took her to Frye
Regional Medical Center and then Broughton Hospital where she was the Co-director of
Nursing. Upon her retirement in 2003, Ann wrote and published three books. Her hobbies
included knitting, reading and writing
In addition to her parents, Ann was preceded in death by her brother Joseph E. Gray, Jr. and her
daughter, Megan Merry Alekson. Those left to cherish her memory include her daughter Debbie
Davis and husband Gary of Taylorsville, two sons, Paul Davis and wife Pavlina of Burnet TX,
and Rev. Dr. Derek Davis of Wayland NY, seven grandchildren, Joanna Murphy (Corey), Katie
Hart (Bill), Dylan Davis, Branwyn Card (Albert), Skylar Davis (Jamie), Joel Davis, Christopher
Davis and six great-grandchildren and special Friend Vickie Whitworth. The family would like
to thank Community Home Care & Hospice in Statesville for the excellent care given and also
Emily Billings who was a tremendous help at the end of Ann's life.
A memorial service was held honoring Ann Saturday, November 28, at 1:00 pm at Alexander Funeral Service. The family conducted the service.
In lieu of flowers please make donations to: Community Home Care & Hospice, 1308 David
Avenue, Statesville, NC 28677 or Roberts Wesleyan College 2301 Westside Dr., Rochester NY
14624 or PBS NC Chapel Hill, NC

A Memorial Service was held at Alexander Funeral & Cremation Services in Taylorsville,
To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Ann Gray Davis, please visit our flower store.


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