DURHAM, N.C. - Elaine Ann Davis, 60, of Durham, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday (Dec. 27, 2012).
She was born March 5, 1952, in Rochester, N.Y., the daughter of the late Edwin F. and Helen George Davis.
Elaine was very involved in the world of thoroughbred horse racing in her youth and worked for several stables in Kentucky and North Carolina. At one point she was also involved in surrey buggy racing. She was an avid reader and gardener, and she loved all animals, including her dog "Zena."
Surviving is one son, Michael G. Davis of Fort Mill, S.C. Also surviving are two brothers, Edwin (Susan) Davis of Powell, Tenn., and Gregory (Maxine) Davis of Westline, Pa.; a sister, Alyssa (Leonard) Huneycutt of Fort Mill; and two nephews and a niece.
Besides her parents she was preceded in death by one brother, Christopher W. Davis.
A memorial service is planned by the family in the spring.