Sheila Carr

Obituary of Sheila Davis Carr

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Sheila Davis Carr, 85, died Sunday, February 5, 2023, in her room at Covenant Place in Sumter, SC. She was born in Brooklyn, NY on March 02, 1937, and was the eldest daughter of the late Ernest and Rosetta Hey. She was pre-deceased by her two husbands; Dr. Samuel Perry Davis of 49 years who she met in Charleston, SC during Nursing and Medical school; and Phillip Carr of 10 years from Stuart Fl. Mrs. Carr was a member of Grace Baptist Church for over 40 years. She practiced Nursing until opting to be to a full-time mother of three sons. After raising three active boys, she turned her passions to the Daughter’s of the American Revolution (DAR) and the Children of the American Revolution (CAR) historical and patriotic organizations. Sheila was an active member of many DAR and CAR chapters and was an Honorary National Society DAR Vice President General; Honorary South Carolina State DAR Regent; and an Honorary Sumter’s Home Chapter DAR Chapter Regent. Surviving are her three sons, Samuel Perry Davis, Jr. of Fort Mill, S.C., Richard Leslie Davis, Sr. and wife, Lisa, of Norfolk, Va., and Gordon Taylor Davis of Sumter, S.C.; three grandchildren, Richard Davis, Jr., Sarah Davis and Danielle Davis; two sisters, Denise Haag and husband Mike of Va. Beach, VA and Susan Timmerman and husband Mike of Dallas, Tx. The family will receive friends from 3 5 P.M. Saturday, at the Elmore Hill McCreight Funeral Home. Graveside services will be held at 2 P.M. Sunday in the Sumter Cemetery, presided by Dr. Steve Williams. The family will also receive friends in the Fellowship Hall at Grace Baptist Church following the graveside service. Memorials, in lieu of flowers, may be made to Grace Baptist Church, 219 W. Calhoun St., Sumter, SC 29150. On-line condolences may be sent to Elmore Hill McCreight Funeral Home and Crematory, 221 Broad St., Sumter, is in charge. 803-775-9386.