Alta Haynie Davis, age 92, of Tuscaloosa, AL died November 23, 2018 surrounded by her loving family. A Funeral Mass was held Wednesday, November 28, 2018 at Holy Spirit Catholic Church with Father Rick Chenault officiating and Skelton Funeral Home of Reform directing. There will be a private family service at Arlington National Cemetery at a later date.
She was preceded in death by her husband, John Mack “Tony” Davis; her son, Capt. Carroll Lewis Davis; her parents, John Carroll Haynie, Sr and Josie Lou Kemp Haynie; stepmother, Jewel Clements Haynie; her brother, Capt. John Carroll Haynie, Jr.; and her grandson-in-law, Tandy Barrett Nicholson, Jr
Survivors include her daughters, Nan Davis Denton (Howard) and Joanne Davis Willaert (Mark); her son, Donald Clifton Davis (Mary); two sisters, Nan Haynie Colvin (Harold) and Martha Haynie Stokes (David); four grandchildren, Julia Davis Nicholson, John William Davis (Virginia), Hunter Boone-Davis (Kayla) and Alta J. Willaert; four great-grandchildren, Luke, Elena Grace, Caroline, and John Lawson; and all the loving extended Davis and Haynie family that will miss her dearly.
Alta was born January 7, 1926 in Carrollton, Alabama. Alta was called “Punk” by her brother and called “Grammie” by her grandchildren. Alta and Tony raised their family in New Orleans, Puerto Rico, Miami, and Tuscaloosa.
Mom was a faithful servant to the Lord and the Catholic Church. She loved serving others and volunteering at Catholic Family Social Services with Rose. Mom and Dad volunteered with The Sisters of Calcutta and Mother Teresa in Miami. She enjoyed traveling and shopping with Pat and Jane. She was an exceptional golfer and was proud to partner with Nancy Lopez in a Pro-Am tournament.
We want to remember her for her smile and cheerful attitude, her joy of exercise, sewing, family-cooked meals, happy hours fishing for snook and lobster in Miami, her retail days at Burdines, and family gatherings at Alta Casa. She was the #1 fan of the WBC Heavyweight Champion, Deontay Wilder.
The family would like to thank Dr. Regina Harrell, the staff at SPH, Pine Valley, Forest Manor and Alacare Hospice.
Pallbearers will be Don Davis, Howard Denton, Mark Willaert, Jody Davis, John Davis, and Hunter Boone-Davis.
In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials to Catholic Social Services, 608 James I. Harrison Jr Pkwy East, Tuscaloosa, AL 35405, (205) 759-1268.