Brenda Kaye Davis

February 9, 1946 - April 10, 2021
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Brenda Kaye Davis, 75, of Venice, Florida, formerly of Rome, Georgia, passed away on April 10th, 2021.

She was born February 9, 1946 in Rome Georgia. The daughter of the late Raymond Hudson and Sarah Mathis Davis. She is survived by her husband Richard E. Earwood.

Brenda taught high school advanced mathematics for several years. With her doctoral degree in industrial engineering, she held high level management positions in both national and international companies.

After retiring, Brenda and her husband moved to Venice, Florida where she pursued her love of golf, competitive tennis, and guitar. She also had a passion for and owned several sports cars. Photography was another hobby, with her skills developing to a professional level. She had a particular interest in photographing nature and wildlife in and around Venice. Her portfolio is on display at

While living in Florida, Brenda was active in homeowner association management. Most recently, she was President of the Grand Oaks Community Association.  Her generous contribution of time and talent was greatly appreciated. Farley Funeral Home in Venice, Florida is handling the arrangements.  A message of condolence may be sent by visiting

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Born: February 9, 1946
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Shelia Satterfield posted on 4/23/21

I worked for Brenda at Crown Crafts in Calhoun. She was so funny, and such a joy to be around. I often referred to her as the smartest woman I had ever known. We kept in touch through the years, and I will forever cherish the memories of our friendship. My thoughts and prayers are with you, Rick.


Shelia Satterfield posted on 4/23/21

I worked for Brenda at Crown Crafts in Calhoun. She was so funny, and such a joy to be around. I often referred to her as the smartest woman I had ever known. We kept in touch through the years, and I will forever cherish the memories of our friendship. My thoughts and prayers are with you, Rick.


Marcia A. Haubold posted on 4/15/21

I knew Brenda as my next door neighbor at Jacaranda Trace and as the president of our condo board for several years. As Brenda could be very persuasive, she recruited me to serve on the board which I did for 5 years. Besides being a brilliant person, she was also congenial and kind. I recall how she came to my mother's rescue more than once when I could not be here, and Mom hurt herself trying to do things that a stroke patient had no business trying. I will forever be grateful to Brenda for that. As president of our board, I believe she acted with true integrity, too often lacking in society today. Her exquisite wildlife photos (of which I have two) attest to her artistic gifts. To Rick and others who loved her, I am saddened and so sorry for your loss.


Jamie Muldoon posted on 4/15/21

I was taken back when I heard Brenda had passed. We met at the dealership I work at and we just clicked. She will be missed - was an honest straight forward woman. Just glad I got the time I did with her.


Tom Couch posted on 4/15/21

I worked with Brenda for a number of years when she worked for Bekaert in Rome, GA. I always enjoyed working with her and found her to be very professional and well informed. After she moved to Venice, Fl. I marveled at the wonderful bird pictures she posted. She will be missed.


Brenda G Terry posted on 4/14/21

My name is Brenda Grace Terry I WORK FOR Brenda at Trend Mills many many years ago. My last name was Grace when i worked for Brenda Sorry to hear of her passing .


Lynne Minguez posted on 4/14/21

Sorry for your loss. I knew Brenda when I worked at Jacaranda Trace and she was president of the Condo Board. I was surprised and saddened to hear of her passing.


stan bird posted on 4/14/21

So sorry to hear. I took Brenda to the Prom one year at Armuchee High. While I was serving in the USAF, I visited with her at her home. She sat just in front of me in Science Class. She was a good friend. Only within the last six months, did I find her and through a friend, sent her a greeting. I know she remembered me. Wish I could have seen her again. It's been only 50+ years since seeing her.


Rhonda Willis posted on 4/14/21

Brenda was my cousin and like a sister I never had. During our growing up years, we lived across the road from each other. Even though Brenda was six years older than me, she was patient and included me in her games and adventures. As others have written here, Brenda was fiercely competitive, even in our childhood games! Because Brenda usually won our games, I learned two important lessons early on: persistence, and how to lose gracefully. I loved her, and will miss her. My sincere sympathy and love to you, Rick, as you go forward without Brenda.


Leroy Minshew Betsy Minshew posted on 4/14/21

So sorry for your loss my friend


Leroy Minshew Betsy Minshew posted on 4/14/21

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Rhonda Willis posted on 4/13/21

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Mary Ellen Ball posted on 4/13/21

I met Bren while playing tennis with her at Boca Royale. She was a fun, sincere and straight forward person who became a friend. We loved talking about cars and her photos and I will miss her. We have lost a wonderful person.


FRANCES MILLER posted on 4/13/21

Bren was a fun friend that shared her love of tennis with not just myself but many others at Boca Royale CC. We all will miss her greatly. Today she was with us, in spirit, as two of her racquets were being used by some of the players! We shared not only love of the game, but fast cars and "lunch with girlfriends". I will not soon forget her! RIP old friend.


SUSAN STEWART posted on 4/13/21

So sorry for your loss. Brenda taught one of my math classes at ERHS and we remained friends after school. Her parents attended church with my parents, and she was good to my mom after my dad died. Lots of good memories of playing golf with her when I came home to Rome. She will be missed.


Sherer MIller posted on 4/12/21

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Sherer MIller posted on 4/12/21

Dear Rick, How I loved to have Bren ( Spike) as my tennis partner. She would wear her GA Tech hat and I would wear my UGA hat to our league matches as our opponents always lost to us, two retired southern ladies. Boy, could she make that tennis ball dance as I watched our opponents make grimaced faces over her astonishing slice and overall game. Not only was she an expert tennis player, low- handicap golfer, but also had a humorous, intelligent story to tell me. How I will miss her! Much love to you, Sherer


JoAnn Friedell posted on 4/12/21

My heart is saddened today. My condolences to all who knew, cared and loved her. I will never forget Spikes sage advise to me the tennis season we went undefeated; just hit the f—-ing. Love and peace to you my, friend, Jo Ann


Janet Rogers posted on 4/12/21

I met Bren several years ago when I joined Boca Royale Country Club. We played tennis many times over the years. She was a fierce competitor and lots of fun to play with. I am saddened to hear that she has passed. She will be remembered fondly. I am sorry for your loss. Jan Rogers