Verna Mae Hutto Davis, 84, passed into eternity in the early morning on August 26, 2021, at Jolly Acres Healthcare Center in Orangeburg, SC surrounded by her loved ones. She was preceded in death by her husband Marion Heyward “Bookie” Davis, Sr.
A Graveside Funeral Service will be held eleven o’clock a.m., Saturday, August 28, 2021, at the Norway Cemetery with the Reverend Todd Wermers officiating. The family will receive friends after the service on Saturday at the cemetery. Honored to serve as pallbearers are Marion Davis, Mark Davis, Chet Fogle, Joey Williamson, Matthew Davis, Joseph Williamson, Michael Williamson, and Bragg Williams. Memorials may be made to the Norway Cemetery Fund and mailed to St. John’s United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 367, Norway, SC 29113.
Born in the Double Pond Community of Barnwell County, SC she was a daughter of the late Telfair Hobson Hutto and Bertha Mae Weeks Hutto, she spent her life as a resident of Norway. Mrs. Davis was a graduate of Blackville High School and completed many post graduate courses in banking. She began her banking career at American Bank and Trust in Orangeburg. She saw the bank change ownership four times and she retired having worked as a branch manager at South State Bank in Norway, SC. She is remembered by many as a kind and gentle bank officer who always greeted her customers with a smile.
She was a former member of Norway Baptist Church. There she served as a Deaconess, taught Sunday School, served on the finance committee, and the memorial committee. Upon her death, she was a current member of St. George Baptist Church in Orangeburg. Verna was a dedicated and faithful servant to her Lord. She also gave of her time and talents to serve as a member of the Norway Matron’s Club, the Orangeburg Pilot Club, served as secretary, vice-president and president of RMC Public Relations Advisory Committee, served as chairman of the local chapter of the American Heart Association, and the Financial Women’s International. Verna will always be remembered as a selfless servant to her church, her community, and to her family.
In August, 1953, Verna married her sweetheart, “Bookie”, and together they raised four children who were taught the values of being faithful to the Lord and to work hard to take advantage of educational opportunities. They lived by example showing their children daily what it meant to love, honor, and cherish one another. Her children witnessed, and will always cherish her deep devotion, and love as she tirelessly cared for their father throughout his extended illness.
Survivors include her son Marion (Barb) Davis of Fletcher, NC; her daughters Millie (Mark) Davis of Norway, SC, Cindy (Chet) Fogle of Eagleville, PA, and Meree (Joey) Williamson of Norway, SC; her grandchildren, Jenni (Reverend Todd) Wermers of Murfreesboro, TN, Matthew (Julie) Davis of Lexington, SC, Keri Davis of Lexington, SC, Kevin Fogle of Philadelphia, PA, Joseph (Courtney) Williamson of Charlotte, NC, Kristina (Nathan) McGinnis of Chesapeake, VA, and Michael (Madeline) Williamson of Rock Hill, SC; her great-grandchildren, Tennysen and Cedar Wermers, Matthew and Meredith Davis, Mason and Cameron McGinnis, and Cameran Williamson. Verna is also survived by her nieces and nephews Leon (Gaye) Hutto of Blackville, Carrie (Doug) Benton of Leesville, Phil (Mary Jane) Hutto of Orangeburg, Dale (Debbie) Hutto of Columbia, Eric (Dana) Hutto of Greenville, Charles (Angie) Davis of Neeses, Patricia Funderburk of Neeses, Joey (Cheryl) Fralick of Columbia, Lynndie (Phillip) Proveaux of Orangeburg, Janet Gerstner of Lexington, Glyn (Kim Neely) Folk of Carboro, NC, Chris (Debbie) Folk of Denmark, Judson (Sherry) Davis of Neeses, Jerry (Pam) Fralick of Columbia, Robert (Tammy) Folk of Newberry and Jon Fralick of Columbia; sisters-in-law, Frances (Charles) Davis of Neeses, Vilma (Wayne) Baltzegar of Columbia, Barbara Fox of Lexington, and Jeannie Davis of Norway. Verna was predeceased by her sister, Theresa Hutto, her brothers and sisters-in-law, Gerald Hutto, Marvin (Xania) Hutto, and Elbert (Lou) Hutto; brother-in-law George Davis; nieces and nephews Edwin Hutto, Yvonne Hutto Thurmond and Bobby Hutto.
Her family is deeply grateful to the staff for the wonderful care she received while at Longwood Plantation and Jolley Acres Healthcare, as well as from Dr. Van Beth Shuler while at Jolley Acres. Every act of care, love, and kindness, no matter how small, will always be appreciated, for in so doing, you did for her what she did for so many others.
Folk Funeral Home Inc. and Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements. Visit our on-line registry at www.folkfuneralhome.com.
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