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home : obituaries : obituaries February 21, 2018

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1/22/2018 9:14:00 AM
Melba Davis - Greenwood

Melba Corene Evans Davis, 87, resident of 686 Mill Road South, wife of Broadus C. Davis, died Friday, January 19, 2018 at NHC of Greenwood.

Born in Greenwood County, September 11, 1930, she was the daughter of the late Thomas Roy and Ruth Flinn Evans.  She was a 1947 graduate of Greenwood High School and retired as office manager for Life of Georgia Insurance Company.

A member of South Main Street Baptist Church and the Adult II Sunday School Class, she was also a member of the church choir, was a volunteer in the church office, and taught in the Sunday School Department for many years.  More than anything, Melba loved God and her family. Many of her friends fondly remember her as a Godly woman who also loved hats!

Melba was also a former member of the Greenwood Woman's Club, the Greenwood County Republican Women, and served as a volunteer at Self Regional Healthcare. 

Surviving in addition to her husband of Greenwood are a son, Glenn and his wife Linda of Irmo, a daughter, Rhonda and her husband Rick of Knoxville, TN, three grandchildren, Teresa Davis Hamilton (Russell) of Greenwood, Derek R. Griz (Jessica) and Wendy Griz Proffitt (Bobby) of Knoxville, TN, two sisters, Ardala Thigpen and Eleanor Avery, both of Greenwood, eight great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.  She was predeceased by sisters Memoree Evans and Fay Shaw.

The family would like to thank the wonderful caregivers at NHC Greenwood and Caris Healthcare as well as Dale Collier and Kyley Caldwell.

Funeral Services will be conducted at 11 AM Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at the Blyth Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Dr. Toby Frost officiating.  Burial will follow in Greenwood Memorial Gardens.

Pallbearers will be grandsons and great grandsons.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 10 to 11 AM Tuesday and immediately following the service at the gravesite.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to South Main Street Baptist Church Mission Fund, PO Box 1093, Greenwood, SC 29648.

For online condolences please visit

Blyth Funeral Home & Cremation Services is assisting the Davis family


Reader Comments

Posted: Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Article comment by: Eddie and Wanda Bundrick

Melba was a great woman, and a very trusted and a nice woman to work with. We worked together for many years at Life of Georgia. God be with your family, I know you will be missed!

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