Graveside services will be held 12:00 P.M., Thursday, September 16, 2021 at Andersonville National Cemetery Rostrum, 496 Cemetery Road, Americus, Georgia.
Please be mindful that we will adhere to all government recommendations and mandates at all services at this time. We are limiting graveside seating to no more than 10 with masks being strongly encouraged. Other masked attendees are welcomed but will be expected to practice social distancing.
Graveside services, including burials, are likely to be held on ground that is uneven, which is out of the control of Oglethorpe Funeral Chapel, Inc. We ask that you take this into consideration when choosing footwear, such as shoes with high, thin heels. Please be advised that Oglethorpe Funeral Chapel, Inc. will not be held responsible for injuries at a grave site because of this.
Artie Mae was born on August 10, 1924, to the late Reverend Rufus Terry and Annie Mae Jordan Terry in Ellaville (Schley County) Georgia. Artie Mae was the last surviving offspring of this union, she was preceded in death by her Parents, Sister, Olivia and Brothers, Rudolph (Eleanor), Reno Dean (Azzie) and Milton Terry, Sr.
Artie Mae received her formal education, as well as Christian education in the Schley County Community. She accepted Christ as her Lord and Savior at the New Corinth Baptist Church in Ellaville, Georgia. She was active in all facets of ministry and enjoyed supporting all that would bring Glory to the Name of Jesus. On February 8th of 1950 she would be joined in holy matrimony to the late Deacon Eddie Davis and they would journey together until his demise in 1993.
Artie Mae lived a positive life doing many good deeds and kind services for others. She was gifted with many talents and abilities, having served as a substitute teacher by day and seamstress by night; she enjoyed baking for family and friends, as well as sharing home grown vegetables from her garden. She would later become an employee of the Southern Frozen Foods of Montezuma, where she retired after more than 25 years of service. Artie Mae was a member of the Order of Eastern Stars. Artie Mae was a creative thinker who, despite challenges, would accomplish the task at hand. Her independence was very important to her and she was able to live on her own with limited assistance until July of 2021.
The final chapter of Sis. Artie Mae Terry-Davis’ earthly life was written on September 12, 2021, she was called home to eternal rest. Servant of God, Well Done. Rest from Thy Love Employ. The Battle has been fought, the victory has been won. Enter thy Master’s Joy.
Left to tell her story are her loving family and friends. Artie Mae is survived by three nieces: Deborah (Blake) Hollis, McDonough, GA, Janice Terry, Newark, N.J., Sherol Golden (Charles) Harvey, Buena Vista, GA, three nephews: Milton (Geneva) Terry, Bradley Terry and Rudolph Terry, Jr. Americus, GA. One Sister-In Love Bertha H. Terry, Americus, GA. Devoted Cousins, Louis Jones and Janie Smith, Philadelphia, PA, two devoted caretakers, Elaine Hudson and Danyetta Lumpkin devoted friends, Linda Murray, Denise Soloman , Stanley Rogers the entire New Town Village and The New Corinth and Quebec Baptist Church Families.