Charlotte Davis, 84, resident of Paris, Ark., passed away in Owensville, Thursday, Nov. 26, 2020, at her home with her family by her side.
Charlotte was born Jan. 2, 1936, in Paris, Ark., to Roland O. Downs and Nora Faye (Biggs) Downs.
Charlotte Ann enjoyed singing, playing the piano and teaching. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Music from the University of the Ozarks and her Master of Science in Education from the University of Arkansas. Early in her career, she performed and toured with the Metropolitan Opera in St. Louis. In 1994, she was listed in the Who’s Who of American Educators. After over 34 years of teaching, she retired from the Paris School District. She enjoyed spending time with her family, being active with her church, singing in the church choir, performing with the senior Keenagers and performing in the annual Owensville Christmas Pageant.
She is preceded in death by parents, Roland and Nora; one sister, Sharon Kaye Downs; a brother-in law, Don Fairbanks; and a niece, Jade Phelps.
She is survived by her two sons, Scott Davis of Bentonville, Ark., and Todd Davis of Owensville; one daughter, Ann Harris and husband Dale of Columbia; a brother, Darien Downs and wife Virginia of Paris, Ark.; one sister, Karen Fairbanks of Paris, Ark.; and many nieces, nephews, other family members and friends.
The family would like to give special thanks to all of the family members, physicians, nurses and staff that have been part of her care.
Funeral services will be (today) Wednesday, Dec. 2, at 2 p.m. at Roller Funeral Home in Paris, Ark., with burial following at Paint Rock Cemetery south of Paris, Ark. Pallbearers will be Daniel Phelps, Jim Sidwell, Bart Bates, Cedric Reese, Bill Young and Dain Downs.
Family members and friends unable to attend visitation due to travel and social distancing guidance’s during this Covid pandemic are invited to sign the Roller Funeral Home Guest Book at their convenience and visit the Facebook page after the service at facebook.com/Roller-Funeral-Home-Paris-646815482043340. The online guestbook is found at www.rollerfuneralhomes.com/paris.
Arrangements are under the direction of Roller Funeral Home, Paris, Ark.