Sarah Davis Hanline Christenbury

February 16, 1922March 21, 2018

Sarah Davis Hanline Christenbury passed away on March 21st, 2018.

She was born in Mecklenburg County on February 16th 1922 to James Baker Davis and Mattie Jane Threat. She was predeceased by her parents, husbands Frank Hanline and Robert Christenbury, and by her 5 brothers and 3 sisters. She is survived by her son Jim Hanline (Martha), daughter Phyllis Holloway, 4 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren and one great-grandchild. She worked for Dun and Bradstreet for forty years. After her retirement she and Robert moved to Oak Island before returning to Charlotte. She loved having her children and grandchildren visit them there and loved having tea parties with her great granddaughters. She also loved having family get-togethers, where she would get all her brothers and sisters together.

We would like to thank the caregivers and staff at Clear Creek Rehab and Nursing Center for the love and care they gave to our mother. We would also like to thank the Hospice staff for the care they gave our mother during her last days. She was a member of Third Presbyterian Church in Charlotte.

The service will be conducted by the Rev. Jay Weigel at Wilson Funeral Service on Friday, March 30th 2018 at 11:00 AM, visitation will be at 10:00AM. Interment will follow in Sharon Memorial Park.

Memorials may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of Charlotte, 7600 Little Ave., Charlotte, NC 28226.

Online condolences may be made at


  • Hospice and Palliative Care Charlotte Region


  • Visitation Friday, March 30, 2018
  • Funeral Service Friday, March 30, 2018
  • Committal Service Friday, March 30, 2018

Sarah Davis Hanline Christenbury

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Anne Miller

March 29, 2018

Dear Jim and Martha: so sorry for your loss. What a good long life Sarah lived. Such fond memories we have of her at Oak Island and Leona's house. May warm memories bring a smile to you soon and the passage of time bring peace and comfort to your heart. A special lady indeed. Love and sympathy, Anne and Tommy Miller

Gayle Dobbs

March 26, 2018

What a lovely photo of Aunt Sarah! She was never without joy, a smile, a hug and she loved to be around her family. I remember when our families would get together and there was always laughter. She will be sorely missed.
Phyllis, you have been a faithful daughter and my thoughts and prayers will be with you as you journey your loss. I will be there with you in spirit on Friday as you celebrate her life! Many Blessings and family love. ❤️❤️
Gayle and John Dobbs