LAURINBURG — Arline Candis McLamb Davis, 88, of Laurinburg, died July 14, 2014.
The funeral service will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at First United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Alloway Cemetery in Red Springs at 4 p.m.
She was born in Lumberton on Feb. 28, 1926 to Daniel Martin McLamb and Fannie Elizabeth Humphrey McLamb. After living in the Roseboro area, at 15 years old her family moved to Lumberton. Upon her high school graduation, she married John Clarence Davis in 1945 and they lived in the Buie Township of Red Springs until they moved to Laurinburg in 2000.
They enjoyed traveling to many various countries during their 67 years of marriage. Her sweet, gentle Christian spirit and her kind and loving nature will be missed by everyone who knew her. She was a homemaker and a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt and neighbor who truly loved her family.
Survivors include her daughters, Betty McCarty of Fort Mill, S.C., Delores Smith and Jo Ann McQueen of Laurinburg and her son, Steve Davis of Red Springs. Grandchildren include Dawne Reddeck of Fort Mill, S.C., James McQueen, Emily Lighthall, and Stan Smith who are all of Laurinburg; Aimee Rice of Zebulon and and Stephanie Davis, also of Laurinburg.
Great-grandchildren include Preston and Griffin Reddeck; Katie and Jay Lighthall; Creighton and Finley Smith and Dawson McQueen; JD, Luke and Cody Rice and Kendall Davis. Step-grandchildren are Kim McCarty of District of Columbia and Chris McCarty of Fort Mill, S.C. and step-great-grandchildren, Madison and Kendall McCarty. Sisters-in-law include Ann Hasty, Molly Smith and Mildred Wilson of Laurinburg; brothers-in-law are Calvin Davis of Red Springs and Bob Davis of Laurinburg, in addition to numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Davis; brother, James McLamb of Fayetteville and parents, Martin and Fannie McLamb of Dunn.
The family will receive friends at her apartment, 228 at Scotia Village, from 1-4 p.m. Tuesday. Visitation will be held Tuesday from 6-8 p.m. at McDougald Funeral Home and Crematorium.
The family expresses their thanks and gratitude to the caregivers, the staff at Scotia Village Retirement Community, the medical staff at Scotland Memorial and Moore Regional hospitals and Hospice of Scotland County for the excellent care given to their mother.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to First United Methodist Church, 101 W. Church St., Laurinburg, N.C. 28352 or Hospice of Scotland County, P.O. Box 1033, Laurinburg, NC 28353.