Mary Davis


Mary Elizabeth Shook Davis, age 99, of Big Ridge, Glenville, passed away on Friday, Dec. 20, 2019, at The Hermitage of Sylva, N.C.

A native of Jackson County, she was the daughter of the late Jim and Clercy Shook. Mary was a homemaker and a member of Mountain Bible/Big Ridge Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John Douglas Davis; five brothers; five sisters; and a family friend, Joan Harris.

Surviving are two daughters, JoAnn (Bill) Suddreth of Lenoir, N.C., and Libby (Henry) Solesbee of Nantahala, N.C.; two granddaughters, Susanne (Matt) Pagel and Josh (Drew) Solesbee; and three great-grandchildren, Brock, Katie and Miller Henry.

Funeral services were held on Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019, at 2:30 p.m. at Mountain Bible/Big Ridge Baptist Church of Glenville, N.C,. with Rev. Dennis Burrell and Brother Charlie Jones officiating.

The family received friends one hour prior to the service from 1:30 until 2:30 p.m. at the church.

Burial followed in the church cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to the Mountain Bible/Big Ridge Baptist Church in Mary’s honor.

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Appalachian Funeral Services of Sylva, N.C., served the family.