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Gloria True Stanley Davis

October 24, 1927 February 16, 2019
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Gloria True Stanley Davis, 91, of Davidson, formerly of Dunn, died February 16, 2019, with her family by her side. She had been a resident of the Pines at Davidson since 2011 when she relocated there from Dunn, N.C.

Glo was born October 24, 1927, in Kezar Falls, Maine. The only child of Orion Raymond and Mary Jane True Stanley, she grew up on Summer Street in Kezar Falls. She spent her vacations lakeside at nearby Colcord Pond where she entertained family and friends at the family camp for eight decades. She attended Westbrook College outside of Portland and graduated with her bachelor’s degree from Emerson College in Boston.

A resident of North Carolina since the 1950s, she served as the speech therapist for Harnett County Public Schools for more than three decades.

She married Edward Palmer Davis, Jr. (“Pam”) in 1951, and they celebrated 50 years of marriage before his death on February 20, 2002. Glo was a prominent leader in Eastern North Carolina who was honored as Dunn Woman of the Year by the Dunn Area Chamber of Commerce in 1967. She was an Elder Emerita of the First Presbyterian Church of Dunn, a docent at the North Carolina Museum of Art for many years, a founding member of the Giggle Girls singers and a hostess renowned for her High Sherries and splashes of good scotch.

Crossword and Sodoku puzzles were tucked beside her chairs in every room. Glo was always eager to tell visitors the latest accomplishment of her 10-year-old granddaughter Mary True Tang. Her family was her great joy. She is survived by her beloved daughter True Davis Tang and son-in-law, David James Tang, who make their home in Charlotte with their daughter, and the light of Glo’s eyes, Mary True.

The family requests no flowers. Instead, donations may be made in honor of Gloria Stanley Davis, to the First Presbyterian Church of Dunn, UNC-TV or the North Carolina Museum of Art.

A celebration of her life will be held at the First Presbyterian Church in Dunn, NC at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 20, 2019. A reception with the family will follow at the Barrington House in Dunn.

Services are by Skinner & Smith Funeral Home of Dunn.

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