Margaret Davis Hoey CHARLOTTE - Margaret Davis Hoey, of Charlotte, NC, died at The Cypress of Charlotte on Saturday, November 2, 2013. Margaret was born July 23, 1924, in Charlotte and was the daughter of the late Thomas Jackson Davis and Margaret Porter Davis. Raised in Mt. Holly, NC, she graduated high school from Sacred Heart Academy in Belmont, NC, in 1941. She was in the first female co-ed class at Belmont Abbey College and later attended Queens College in Charlotte. She married Newton Park Hoey, Jr., whom she met on a blind date while he was attending Davidson College. They moved to Charlotte where they lived over 65 years. She was a lifelong member of Christ Lutheran Church and was active in teaching the children's choir and many other ministries. She was also an associate member of Myers Park United Methodist Church and a participant in a women's bible study. Margaret's faith and her family were paramount. She genuinely lived her faith every day and was an inspiration to her family throughout her life. She loved helping others. She was kind, compassionate, loving and full of Southern grace. Margaret enjoyed cooking, gardening, needlepointing, collecting antiques and was a distinguished dancer. Beginning at age 12, she taught dancing to her peers in Mt. Holly in the studio her father built for her at their home. During her later teenage years, she moved to New York City to continue studying dance and she received an offer to try out for the Rockettes. She is survived by her children, Newton Park Hoey III of Grapevine, TX, Megan Hoey Mitchell of Chapin, SC, and Anna Hallman and her husband Wes of Charlotte. Margaret is also survived by nine adored grandchildren and one great-grandchild. She was predeceased by her husband, Newton Park Hoey Jr., to whom she was married 63 years and her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jack Davis. A memorial service will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 7 at Myers Park United Methodist Church. Following the service the family will receive friends at the home of Wes and Anna Hallman, 2549 Sherwood Avenue. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Children's Home Society of North Carolina, 604 Meadow St., Greensboro, NC 27405.
Published in Charlotte Observer on Nov. 4, 2013