Joyce Davis Harrison
OCEAN CITY — Joyce Davis Harrison, 82, died Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012, at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin. A native of Ocean City, Mrs. Harrison was the daughter of the late Arthur C. Davis and Violet Cropper Davis. She was preceded in death by her husband, Horace “Harry” Harrison Jr., and her brother, Art Davis, both in 2007.
Mrs. Harrison owned and operated the Tarry-A-While rooming house on Dorchester Street in Ocean City for many years. At the time it was built, the Tarry-A-While was one of the first buildings in Ocean City with running water. She also owned and operated the Davis Apartments in Ocean City, and with her brother Art, Davis Parking on Seventh Street in Ocean City. She was a member of the Atlantic United Methodist Church and an avid bowling enthusiast.
Mrs. Harrison is survived by her children, Dale Timmons Jr. and his wife, Suzanne, of Berlin, Cathy Jeanne Morris and her husband, Paul, of Ocean City, Teresa Ann Rowe and her husband, Spencer, of West Ocean City, and Jo Ellen West and her husband, Gary Wayne West Jr., of West Ocean City; eight grandchildren, Denise Venable, Jennifer McCabe, Michael Morris, Rachel Geiger, Frank Rowe, Cameron Turk, Shannon McAfee and Davis West; and great-grandchildren, Madeline Farlow, Savannah McCabe, Clay McCabe, Conan Geiger, Leo Geiger and Allana McAfee. She is also survived by a special sister-in-law, Janice Davis of West Ocean City, as well as nephews Steve and Ken Davis, and a niece, Sandy Davis Hurley.
A private family graveside service will be held at Buckingham Presbyterian Cemetery in Berlin at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Ocean City Volunteer Fire Company, P.O. Box 27, Ocean City, Md. 21843, or to Cedar Chapel Special School, 510 Coulbourne Lane, Snow Hill, Md. 21863.
Arrangements were in the care of Burbage Funeral Home in Berlin.