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Eva Davis (Uzzell) McLaughlin

November 28, 1933 ~ December 18, 2023 (age 90) 90 Years Old

Eva McLaughlin Obituary

Mrs. Eva Davis Uzzell McLaughlin of Rose Hill departed her earthly life on Monday, December 18, 2023, while at ECU Health of Duplin. Born on November 28, 1933, she is the daughter of the late Chester Martin and Frenchie Johnson Davis. Also preceding her in death are her first husband, Carl Thomas Uzzell Sr. and siblings, Chester Davis Jr, Robert Davis, and Florence Capps.

Left to cherish her memory are her husband, Daniel Henry McLaughlin; children – Karla Casteen and husband Wayne of Wallace (NC), Deborah Price and husband Glenn of Wallace (NC), Carl Thomas Uzzell Jr. and wife Roberta of Bremmerton (WA), Dr Suzanne Byrd and husband Joe of Greeneville (TN), and Kelly Cook and husband Danny of Mebane (NC); brother – Kenneth K. Davis and wife Mary of Clarksville (VA); grandchildren – Zachary Casteen, Grayson Casteen, Peyton Price, Katie Price, Christian Uzzell, Carly Culler, and Grace Culler; 9 great grandchildren; and special niece – Valorie McCoy of Pink Hill (NC). Additionally, stepchildren – Mark McLaughlin and wife Karen of Silver Spring (MD), Janice Galloway and husband Jeff of Chapel Hill (NC), and Michael McLaughlin and wife Sue of Louisville (KY).

Mrs. McLaughlin was born and raised in Hamlet, North Carolina. She graduated from Flora Macdonald College and then married her high school sweetheart, Carl Thomas Uzzell in 1956.  Following his graduation from Union Theological Seminary, together they served churches in Virginia and North Carolina. During this time, she worked as an educator, teaching for almost 30 years. After Carl’s untimely death in 1987, she met and married Daniel McLaughlin in 1995. They enjoyed 27 years of fishing, dancing, beekeeping, and entertaining grandchildren.

A memorial service to celebrate her life is set for 11:00 a.m. on Friday, December 22, 2023, in the Wallace Presbyterian Church, Wallace, NC, with visitation prior to the service at 10:00 a.m.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Wallace Presbyterian Youth fund or The Gardens of Rose Hill Assisted Living.

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December 22, 2023

10:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Wallace Presbyterian Church
205 west main street
wallace, NC 28466

Memorial Service
December 22, 2023

11:00 AM
Wallace Presbyterian Church (NC)


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