A memorial service to celebrate the life of Margaret Jean Davidson, 93, of Camden, SC, will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 27, 2017 at Bethesda Presbyterian Church in Camden. Rev. John Hallman will officiate. Memorials may be made to Bethesda Presbyterian Church, 502 DeKalb Street, Camden, SC 29020 or Harvest Hope Food Bank, 2220 Shop Road, Columbia, SC 29201, in lieu of flowers.
Margaret died Monday, May 8, 2017. She was born May 30, 1923, in Xenia, Ohio, the daughter of the late Glenn Donohoo and Elsie Crowe Donohoo. Her brothers, Joseph, Richard, and William Donohoo, and husband James C. Davidson, all predeceased her. Ironically, Margaret and husband Jim, a First Lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force, began their married life in Columbia in 1944, where Jim, following active Army Air Corps duty in the North African and European Theaters, was sent to the Wade Hampton Hotel, (imploded in 1985), then to rented housing on Lake Murray, while an instructor pilot flying out of the Columbia airport and taking bombing practice on Lunch Island (a/k/a Bomb Island), Lake Murray.
Following discharge from the Air Force, Margaret and Jim returned to Cincinnati, Ohio until he eventually became involved in the paper and cardboard box business. This took them first to Virginia, then overseas to San Juan, Puerto Rico in 1955, Alicante, Spain (1963), Kingston, Jamaica (1967), back to the U.S. – North Carolina in 1973, and a return to Puerto Rico in 1979, before retiring to Sarasota, FL in 1990. Margaret, being courageous, adaptable, and devoted, made homes and friends everywhere. She learned to speak Spanish, became a boater and sailor because these were Jim’s passions, and mostly, following her own passion, became an avid and enthusiastic golfer, winning many titles in Puerto Rico and Jamaica.
Margaret was a member of Bethesda Presbyterian Church and, until recently, the Camden Country Club.
Margaret is survived by her son, James W. Davidson (Virginia) of Atlanta, GA; daughter, Jean Davidson Floyd Nunn (J. Douglas) of Camden; grandchildren, Caroline Davidson Rullo (Steve) of Fairfield, CT, Dr. James P. Davidson (Chelsea) of Mountain View, CA, Jessica Davidson Sours of Atlanta, GA, John Douglas Nunn, III (Brooke) of Charleston, SC, and Morgan Nunn Martinez of San Francisco, CA; great-grandchildren, Nicholas, Matthew, and Natalie Rullo, all of Fairfield, CT, Jack and Audrey Davidson of Mountain View, CA, Grace and Susannah Sours of Atlanta, GA, and Jack and Kate Nunn of Charleston, SC; and by nephews Richard Donohoo (Kathy) and William Donohoo, and niece, Judy Donohoo Bloom (Joel), and their respective children.
The family wishes to give special thanks to the extraordinary individuals who helped with Margaret’s care and well-being – Mabel Duren, Yvonne Crim, Robert and Hattie Hampton, Penny and Rebecca Young, Bethany Mattox, Kathy Southerlin, Lelia Washington, Jennifer Gee, Heather McDonald, Estela Islas, Hampton Wright, and the wonderful staff at KershawHealth Hospice.
Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel, is in charge of the arrangements.
Online condolences may be sent to the Davidson family by visiting www.kornegayfuneral.com.