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In Memory Of Our Poets

Judy Davis (Carrell) (1943-2014) - Class Of 1962

In Memory of

Judy Faye Davis Carrell

June 1, 1943 - July 6, 2014

Judy Carrell, 71, passed away at her home on Sunday, July 6, 2014.

Mrs. Carrell was preceded in death by her father, G.C. Davis; and her husband, Cleo AJ Carrell.

She is survived by her son, Eric Carrell; mother, Mary Davis; sister, Joyce Rittmanic; brother, Grover C. (Ruth) Davis; nephew, Chris Rittmanic; and many other relatives.

A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at 2:00PM at St. James United Methodist Church. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service. Burial will follow at Little Texas Campground Cemetery on County Road 69.

Leak Memory Chapel

945 Lincoln Road, Montgomery, AL 36109 | 334-272-6501

The following information was provided by our classmate Ernestine Knight Class of 1962

I have just been notified of the passing of our classmate Judy Davis.   

... Judy Davis Carrell was Born June 6, 1943 in Tuskegee, Alabama, and died July 6, 2014 in Hueytown, Alabama at her son Eric’s house.  She was 71.  She had her first brain surgery at the age of 20 on July 4, 1963.  Her husband, Cleo, died on July 4, 2012, 3 weeks after my husband.  They were extremely close friends.  Judy had over 20 brain surgeries over the period of 51 years.  For many years the benign tumor was inoperable and they put in shunts to drain the fluid off it, and then in 1986 George Wallace flew her on his private jet to Mayo’s Clinic where a Dr. Patrick Kelly removed the tumor for the first time.  It returned in 2006 and they went to New York to a hospital where Dr. Kelly was then working and he did another surgery.  When Judy was in her 20’s she was a secretary to both George & Lurleen Wallace at the state capitol.  Judy’s service was at 2 p.m. Wed., July 9, 2014, at St. James Sanctuary