Sara Hayes Davis Tift passed away on Saturday, June 6, 2020 at the age of ninety-eight from natural causes.
She lived a long life of joy and love. After marrying Van Davis and graduating from the University of Georgia in 1943, they moved to Douglas, Georgia in 1948. She was a lifelong member of the First Baptist Church of Douglas and taught in the Coffee County schools for thirty years in the field of physical education and health. She volunteered at the Coffee Regional Medical Center as an Auxilian. Ms. Tift enjoyed her Georgia Bulldogs, Atlanta Braves, playing golf and cards, and traveling.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Van Davis (1987) and Robert Tift (2018).
Survivors include son, Andy Davis of Dalton, GA; daughter, Sarolyn Davis of Knoxville, TN; step-sons, John D. (Valerie) Persons of Midlothian, VA and Sam (Becky) Tift of High Springs, FL; sister-in-law, Ann Davis (Fred) Gunter of Augusta, GA; four grandsons, Drew (Carol) Davis, Doug (Kerry) Davis, Wade (Angie) Youngblood and Lyn (Jennifer) Youngblood.
The family extends a special thank you to Tender Care nursing and administrative staff, Annie McMillan, Stella Mabry and Cynthia Shaw.
Graveside services will be held on Tuesday, June 9, 2020 at 11:00am at Douglas City Cemetery with Grandson, Doug Davis officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to; First Baptist Church 124 Gaskins Ave., Douglas, GA 31533 or the charity of your choice.
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Sims Funeral Home, Douglas, GA is in charge of arrangements.
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