She graduated from Hume-Fogg High School, attended Murfreesboro State Teachers College and graduated from Peabody College with a B.S. and Bachelor of Science in Library Science. Later she attended Troy State Teachers College and then received a Masters of Library Science degree from Delta State University. She taught and served as a librarian in elementary, middle and high schools and in college in Tennessee, Alabama and Mississippi.
She was a charter member of St. Luke United Methodist Church in Cleveland and served in many capacities, but was especially pleased to be Church Historian for many years.
After retiring, she enjoyed playing bridge and was always an avid reader. She was one of the early volunteers with the Literacy Program at the library and helped with the Friends of the Library annual book sales.
Children include Margaret Ann Carlson (Norman) of Houston, Texas, Charles Wilson Davis (Carolyn) of Brandon, (Barbara) Joyce Reed (Harold) of Mobile, Ala. and (Carol) Elaine Aertker (Walter) of Kernersville, N.C.
Grandchildren are Drs. Beth C. Montigue (Tre) of Irving, Texas, Wendy D. Warren (Mark) of Brandon, David R. Carlson (Lauren) of Nashville, Tenn., Charles Brian Davis (Mandy) of Sylvan Springs, Ala., Angela Margaret Reed of McKinney, Texas, Andrew Wilson Reed (Whitney) of Houston, Texas, John Christopher Aertker, Lydia Grace Aertker and Emily Christine Aertker of Kernersville, N.C. Five great-granddaughters are Lauren Elizabeth Montigue and Lindsey Margaret Montigue of Irving, Texas, Lauren Rose Davis and Allie Kaye Davis of Sylvan Springs, Ala. and Eloise Porter Carlson of Nashville, Tenn.
Wilson Davis, her husband of 68 years, preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by her parents Howard T. Morton Sr. and Margaret Lassiter Morton and one brother, Howard T. Morton Jr.
Memorials may be made to St. Luke United Methodist Church of Cleveland or to the Eloise and Wilson Davis Scholarship Fund at Delta State University.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
In keeping with her lifelong commitment to learning, her body was donated to University of South Alabama.