Martha D. Warren

Published 4:03 pm Thursday, May 19, 2022

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RICH SQUARE – Martha Davis Warren, a resident of Rich Square, N.C. died on May 15, 2022, at the Rich Square Villa, eight days after celebrating her 100th birthday. Martha was born in Conway, N.C. on May 7, 1922, and graduated from Conway High School in 1939, where she was a member of the basketball team. In 1942, she married William Elmo Davis, Sr., also of Conway, who died of a hunting accident in 1944. In 1954, she married Wilson Warren and moved to Rich Square where she became an active member of the Rich Square Baptist Church, the Rich Square Garden Club and various other civic organizations until she moved to The Fountains at the Albemarle in 2013. Martha worked in retail in Conway prior to her second marriage and her move to Rich Square. In her later years, she was very proud to identify herself as a farmer, operating her family farms in Conway.

She is survived by her son, William E. Davis, Jr. of Washington D.C.; a grandson, William Josiah Edwards Davis and his daughter Freya Jane of Toronto, Ontario; a granddaughter, Julia Edwards Davis Mead (Nelson) and her daughters Hall Elizabeth Meadows Mead and Caroline McRae Edwards Mead of New Orleans; a son-in-law, Ken Shelton (Mia) and his daughter, Melina of Chapel Hill; nephews and nieces and several grandnephews and grandnieces.

In addition to her husbands, Martha was predeceased by her daughter, Deborah Warren Shelton; her parents, Macon Edward and Lottie Flythe Davis; and her sisters, Frances Liverman Daughtrey and Peggy Ferguson.

A visitation will be held at Garrett- Sykes Funeral Service in Rich Square N.C. on May 19, 2022, from 6-7:30 p.m.

A graveside service will be held at the Davis Family Cemetery, 1031 Lake Road, Conway, N.C. on Friday, May 20, 2022, at 11 a.m.

The family expresses its appreciation to the staffs of the Fountains at the Albemarle and of the Rich Square Villa, who provided her compassionate care and attention during her residency, and to her many friends and relatives who provided her friendship and comfort throughout her life.

Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service – Rich Square Chapel is handling the arrangements for the Warren family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting