Friday, April 20, 2018

Losses and Gains

As the years pass, every family tree has its gains and losses.  Recently, our family tree has experienced both.

As I sit here this morning mourning the loss of my aunt, Shirley Eudy Davis, many childhood memories come runing back. Memories of spending the night at her home, exploring the woods with my cousins, of her gracious parents, the Eudys, who lived next door, playing with a dog named Trixie, her repairing my hair when I had gotten a bad perm. 

Aunt Shirley was a gifted hairdresser and crafter. She was quiet-natured, sweet and thoughtful. She will be greatly missed.

Born November 15, 1937, Shirley Elaine Davis was the only daughter of  Horace Vaughn Eudy and Florence Marie Vanhoy. She grew up in Albemarle, or just outside of it. 

Name:Shirley Eudy
Estimated Birth Year:abt 1938
Birthplace:North Carolina
Marital Status:Single
Relation to Head of House:Daughter
Home in 1940:West and North Albemarle, Stanly, North Carolina
Map of Home in 1940:View Map
Street:Old Charlotte Road
House Number:933
Sheet Number:2A
Attended School or College:No
Highest Grade Completed:None
Household Members:
Horace Eudy25
Florence Eudy20
Shirley Eudy2

On June 16, 1956, she married Walter Kenneth Davis, son of Lewis Theodore Davis and Maude Mauldin Davis.

Name:Shirley Elaine Eudy
Birth Year:abt 1938
Marriage Date:16 Jun 1956
Marriage Place:Stanly, North Carolina, USA
Father:Horace V Eudy
Mother:Florence Marie Vanhoy Eudy
Spouse:Walter Kenneth Davis
Spouse Gender:Male
Spouse Race:White
Spouse Age:20
Spouse Father:Lewis T Davis
Spouse Mother:Maude M Mauldin Davis
Event Type:Marriage

Kent and Shirley would become the parents of 2 daughters and a son between 1959 and 1963.

When she passed on April 19, 2018, she was survived by the three children, 6 Grandchildren, 6 Great Grandchildren and 3 step-grandchildren. 

Heaven has gained another angel. 

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