Saturday, June 1, 2013
Mary Bennett Herbert Davis of Georgetown died Thursday, May 30, 2013, at her residence.
Wife of the late Thomas Pettigrew Davis, editor and publisher of The Georgetown Times and associate editor of The Marlboro Herald Advocate, Bennettsville, S.C., Mrs. Davis was a native of Blackstone, Va. and the daughter of the late Rita Moore and Thomas Jesse Herbert.
Mrs. Davis graduated from Blackstone High School and Hollins College, Hollins, Va.
A former probation officer with the Juvenile Court in Richmond, Va., she was active for 20 years in the newspaper profession with her husband after their move from Virginia to Georgetown in 1955.
She was a member of Georgetown Presbyterian Church where she served as an elder, a board member of Hospice of Georgetown County and The Swamp Fox Players, a member of Friends of Brookgreen Gardens, and a volunteer secretary for The Rice Museum.
Mrs. Davis is survived by a son, Thomas Scott Davis, and a daughter, Kathryn Pettigrew Davis.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, June 2, 2013 at Georgetown Presbyterian Church.
Officiating will be the Rev. Dr. William H. Puckett Jr.
Burial will be private.
Sign a guestbook at: www.mayerfuneralhome.com.
Memorials are suggested to: Tara Hall, PO Box 955 Georgetown, S.C. 29442, or to Tidelands Community Hospice, Inc., 2591 N. Fraser St., Georgetown, S.C. 29440, or to Georgetown Presbyterian Church, 558 Black River Rd., Georgetown, S.C. 29440.
The Georgetown Chapel of Mayer Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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