Nancy Schofield Abernathy Davis
Nancy Schofield Abernathy Davis, 88, passed away Thursday, May 30, in
Nancy was born Nov. 27, 1930, in Shelby to Thomas H. and Renner (Brackett)
Abernathy. She was proud of being one of the "Forty-Niners," a 1949 graduate
of Shelby H.S. A resident of Fort Worth, Texas, for 56 years, Nancy was a
member of Bethel United Methodist Church, Ridglea Chapter Order of the
Eastern Star, past mother adviser of Ridglea Rainbow Assembly, former
president of the Fort Worth Scottish Rite Auxiliary, Daughter of the Nile,
and American Business Women's Association. She was recipient of the
International Rainbow Grand Cross of Color.
Following her mother's tutelage and expertise in food service, she was
named the first school cafeteria manager at Brushy Creek Elementary School
in Greenville, SC. After moving to Texas in 1963, she supervised the
cafeteria for St. Peter and Paul Catholic School for many years and worked
with Tarrant County Juvenile Detention Center before she retired.
Nancy was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Robert; father of her
children, Forrest A. "Red" Davis, Jr.; parents-in-law, Forrest A. Sr., and
Nettie Morrison Davis; and two grandchildren, Andrew and Emily Davis.
Survivors include sons, George Davis and Forrest Davis III, both of Decatur,
Texas; daughter, Rennetta O'Quinn and husband Steven, of Kerrville;
daughters-in-law Laura Davis of Fort Worth and Becky Davis of Decatur.
Grandchildren Allison and Allen Taylor, Benjamin and Kristi Davis, Annaliesa
and Thomas Wallace, Carol and Kent Miller, Blake and Kayla O'Quinn, Drew and
Jose Gomez, and Delaney Davis. Great-grandchildren Tucker, Nancy Jane,
Gunnar and Addie Taylor; Sierra, Ella and Grace Davis; Camille and Lane
Wallace; Penny Miller; Heidi and Callahan O'Quinn and Mason and Logan Gomez.
Sisters-in-law-Mary Sue Haag of Lake Wylie, SC; Dorothy Hoyle of Shelby and
Sarah Boggs of Fallston; numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Visitation will be from 1-2 p.m. with a memorial service at 2 p.m. Saturday,
June 8, at Stamey-Tysinger Funeral Home in Fallston. Burial will follow at
Rose Hill Memorial Park.
A celebration of Nancy's life was held in Fort Worth June 4.
Memorials may be made to the Shriners Hospitals for Children, Texas Scottish
Rite Hospital or to the charity of choice.
A guest register is available at www.stameytysingerfuneralhome.com.
Arrangements entrusted to Stamey-Tysinger Funeral Home & Cremation Center,