Carolyn Brandy Davis

April 7, 1951April 19, 2013

Brandy Davis CHATTANOOGA Carolyn Rollins Davis (62), the daughter of Thomas Gaston Rollins, Jr. and Margaret Louise Crabtree Rollins of Durham, NC, passed away peacefully at her home in Chattanooga during the early morning hours of April 19, 2013. She had been battling ALS (Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) for roughly two years. Brandy, at some point in her life, either made music, danced, gardened or worked with animals, all of which she loved. She was a passionate advocate for real, local food, and for caring for our environment. A graduate of NC State University, she was a homeschooler, and a loving mother and wife. She was also a very strong and compassionate believer in Christ. She will be greatly missed. Brandy is survived by her husband, James Richter Davis (Rick); a sister, Pat Rollins Marshall of Hixson, TN; four children, Elisabeth Davis Rayner of Los Angeles, CA, John Paul Davis of New York City, Natalie Christiane Davis of Virginia, and Charis Star Davis of Durham, NC; seven grandchildren, Nathan, Bella, Colum, Brennan, Christopher, Cherokee, and Hunter; a niece, Hope Freytag, San Destin, FL; a nephew, Tom Marshall of Hixson, TN; two grandnieces, Savannah Marshall and Halyn Marshall, of Hixson, TN; and two grandnephews, Chance Freytag of San Destin, FL, and Will Marshall of Hixson, TN. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, April 24,2013 from 4:30 -7 pm at Chattanooga Funeral Home- North Chapel A memorial service will be held Wednesday, April 24, 2013, at 7 pm in the Funeral Home Chapel. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Brandy's name to the Main Street Farmers' Market (in Chattanooga) by check made out to the Main Street Farmers Market, and please put "In memory of Brandy Davis" in the memo line. Mail donations to: Main Street Farmers Market, PO Box 28394, Chattanooga, TN 37424-8394; or to Crabtree Farms of Chattanooga (; or to the Folk School of Chattanooga ( - Please put in the comment "In memory of Brandy Davis". Arrangements are by the Chattanooga Funeral Home Crematory and Florist, North Chapel, Highway 153, Hixson, Tennessee 37343. Please share your thoughts and memories at


  • Visitation Wednesday, April 24, 2013
  • Memorial Serivce Wednesday, April 24, 2013

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Sheri Bedsole

May 9, 2013

Remembering Brandy with deep gratitude and honor for her many years of faithful prayer for youth at-risk served by Clubs In The City ministry in Raleigh. Brandy frequently corresponded as she prayed, continually expressing her heart for the youth to be blessed and sending encouragement and insights. She continued to pray right on when diagnosed with ALS. It is great to think of the joy of her heavenly homecoming.

April 29, 2013

Pat and family, Brandy was obviously a very accomplished and special person. All of you are in our prayers and in our hearts. John and Catherine Gander, Burks UMC

Mike Barron

April 24, 2013

Miss her greatly down at Crabtree. Always brainstorming and conniving with me to put more edible plants in every nook and cranny at the farm...

April 23, 2013

Brandy and I shared a table at Master Gardener school. We shared our personal history with each other and found out that we both loved all of outdoors, cooking natural and the love of plants and trees. She was the most dedicated person to our world , to live off of the land that we treated well. Her dedication to our planet will leave an imprint to those who worked with her for this cause. Donna Smolinski

April 23, 2013

Sorry for your loss of partner in life, Rick. Our prayers are with you at this difficult time and may God give you the strength you need.

Ken and Ann Dale

Tom Stebbins

April 23, 2013

Brandy was a superlative Master Gardener. She was constantly looking for that right mix of horticulture and environmental sustainability. Our email conversations regarding best practices in the garden kept me on my toes. I looked forward to those discussions. She will be missed by me and many others in our community garden family. I wish comfort to Rick and other family and friends during this time.

April 22, 2013

Brandy was an inspiration to me, Rick, and I am so glad we were able to prayerfully walk this difficult journey with you. I pray your whole family will feel the close and sweet embrace of God's grace now and in the days ahead.

Diana Mason (Apex, NC)

Susan Floyd

April 22, 2013

My heart goes out to you at this time and in the days ahead.

Beth Boldt

April 22, 2013

I am deeply sorry to hear of your loss, Rick. I will be lifting you and your family up in prayer. Brandy was such a wonderful, warm, loving person. God Bless,
Beth and Kurt Boldt

Jill Clark

April 22, 2013

Praying for you and your family, Rick. May God comfort and keep you during this difficult time.