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Sandra Gay “Sandy” Davies

Sandra Gay “Sandy” Davies

Sandra Gay “Sandy” Davies, 75, of Milan passed away at 10:55am, Tuesday, March 7, 2022 at St. Elizabeth Healthcare in Edgewood, Kentucky. She was born near Somerset, Kentucky on November 3, 1946 the daughter of Carl and Bertha Burkett Johnson. She was married to Richard Davies on September 21, 1963 and he preceded her in death on January 26, 2020.

Survivors include two sons Rick (Jackie) Davies of Danville, Virginia and Jeffrey (Patricia) Davies of Osgood; one daughter Teresa Davies Sparkman of Milan; 7 grandchildren Carol An Poythress, Dylan and Kyle Sparkman, and Elizabeth, Rebecca, Hanna, and Andrew Davies; four sisters Joy (Jim) Brumback of Holton, JoElla (George) Watson of Sacramento, California, Jannie (Earl) Haase of Milan, and Karen (Raymond) Rhoades of Ft. Worth, Texas; sister-in-law Jean Ann (Victor) McClure of Milan. She was also preceded in death by her parents, her sisters Barbara Minchel, Ann Watson, Sharon Collins, and Jackie Lowery, and her brothers Lowell, Don, and Dewayne.

Mrs. Davies owned and operated Sandy’s Hair Styling in Milan for 30 years and served as activities director for The Waters at Dillsboro Manor for 15 years. In her younger years Sandy had done modeling and was “discovered” while singing one night by a recording scout for RCA and offered a recording contract. She enjoyed sewing, quilting, tending to her flowers, and attending her grandkid’s sporting events. In her family Sandy was an inspiration to everyone and was the primary caregiver for her brothers and sisters. She was known as the family’s matriarch and was loved by all of her nieces and nephews. Sandy was a member of the Thread Head Quilting Group.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, March 11 at 11am at the Bear Creek Baptist Church in Friendship with Rev. Sherman Hughes officiating. Burial will be in the Washington Cemetery in Elrod. Visitation will be on Thursday from 5pm to 8pm at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles and from 10am until time of services Friday at the church. Memorials may be given to the Bear Creek Baptist Church in care of the funeral home.