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Marcia Lynn Davis

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Marcia Lynn Davis

Louisville, TN

Marcia Lynn Davis, 74, passed away Sunday, June 3, 2018 at Asbury Place in Maryville. She was born October 16, 1943 at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.

She was in the first graduating class of Webb School for Girls in 1961. Marcia graduated from the University of Tennessee and received her master's degree from East Tennessee State University in 1974. She also served on the faculty at ETSU for several years.

Marcia has been a member of the Tennessee Ornithological Society since 1976, and served as Knoxville TOS president in 1982-83. She also served as TOS State Vice President and as a representative on the TWRA Board. Over the years, she has led many fall bird counts, walks and motorcades. Since 2001, Marcia has been a guest columnist, writing the Birdlife Column for the Knoxville News Sentinel. Over the last 10 years, she has spoken tirelessly to garden and civic groups about attracting birds. She received the 2015 Distinguished Service Award from TOS.

She was involved in three family owned businesses; Parker Brothers Hardware, Tennessee Turf & Equipment Co. and ACE Distributors Inc.

Preceded in death by her grandparents, Harris Henry Davis, Sr. and Ethel Bowman Davis, and Heron Deaderick Parker and Flora Buffet Parker; uncle, John A. Parker (Lois); and father, Harris Henry Davis, Jr.

Survived by mother, Felicia Parker Davis; brother, Harris Deaderick Davis (Sherry); niece, Susanne Davis Purdy (Sean); great-niece, Lily Anne Purdy; niece, April Ojeda (Ernie); nephew, Michael Beeler (Jiun-Fei); and great-nephews, Aiden, Tristen, Parker and Grant; cousins, Patricia Parker Sanford Watkins, Mary Parker Slack (Robert, Jr.) of Knoxville and Nancy Parker Brummett (Jim) of Colorado Springs; and special friend, James A. Rome of Oak Ridge.

The family would like to thank the staff at UT Hospital and Asbury Place for their care of Marcia.

There will be a Gathering of Friends at Berry Highland Memorial, 5315 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, Tennessee on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm with a Celebration of Life to follow at 3:00 pm.

The family requests that donations be made to the Marcia Davis Memorial Fund, in care of Morton Massey, KTOS treasurer, 6932 Westland Dr., Knoxville, TN 37919.

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Published in Knoxville News Sentinel from June 10 to June 11, 2018
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