Davis Locke Laney

November 1, 2018December 17, 2018

Infant Davis Locke Laney, age 6 ½ weeks, passed away, peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Monday, December 17, 2018, at Catawba Valley Medical Center in Hickory, NC. Born November 1, 2018, in Catawba County, NC, he is the son of Taylor Hunsucker Laney and Katherine Layne Laney of Conover, NC. Davis was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Tim R. Laney. Survivors include his parents, Taylor and Katherine Laney; twin brother, Brooks Harvey Laney; maternal grandparents, Al and Alice Layne of Conover, NC; paternal grandmother, Barbie H. Laney of Conover, NC; uncles and aunts, Patrick and Becky Laney of Catawba, NC, Stephen Layne and fianceé Martha McNeely of Kenmore, WA, and Cameron and Brian Bixby of Claremont, NC; and cousins, Peyton Laney and Finley Bixby. The funeral service will be held at 10:00 AM on Saturday, December 22, 2018, at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Catawba, NC, with Rev. Greg Alms and Lay Minister Eric Hauss officiating. The family will receive friends at the church following the service. A private graveside service will be held at Catawba Memorial Park in Hickory, NC.

Serving as pallbearers will be Patrick Laney and Stephen Layne. Condolences may be sent to the Laney family at The Laney family would like to thank the doctors, nurse practitioners, nurses, respiratory therapists, and the entire staff at CVMC (NICU) and Presbyterian Hospital (NICU) for their loving care of Davis, Brooks, and the entire family during this time.

In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial contributions be made to: Hearts & Hope Foundation, Inc., PO Box 596, Terrell, NC, 28682 or to March of Dimes, 1220 Commerce St. SW, Conover, NC, 28613. The Laney family has entrusted funeral arrangements to Drum Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Conover, NC.


  • Funeral Service Saturday, December 22, 2018
  • Receiving of Friends Saturday, December 22, 2018

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Tracey Gergis

December 23, 2018

I’m so sorry for your loss. Praying for your family.

Julie Eckard

December 23, 2018

Taylor and Katherine,
Bruce and I are both thinking of you and praying for God’s healing. We will continue to keep your families in our thoughts and prayers.
Bruce and Julie Eckard

Peggy Darnell

December 21, 2018

I was so saddened to learn of this. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.

Jackie Pendergrass

December 19, 2018

Taylor and Katherine, I am so sad to learn about the loss of your precious son. I send you my condolences and prayers to help you thru this time. Hugs. ❤

Emily Williams

December 19, 2018

Davis Locke, such a gentle soul in a tiny little body. His big dark eyes could melt you with one look. Davis stole my heart for so many reasons. One of them being his “hey girl” side eye look he would give me. We joked what a ladies man he already was!

Davis the Miracle faught to live like I’ve never seen before. Though his body failed him, his sweet gentle soul will never be forgotten. What a blessing to witness miracles daily in his short life. It has been an honor, sweet Davis.