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educator , writer

Audrey Ellen Craft Davis, American writer, educator. Recipient Key to Miami, Office of Mayor Claude Kirk, 1969, Million Dollar trophy Lieutenant Governor John Brown Ohio; commissioned Kentucky Colonel by Governor Edward T. Breathitt, 1968, Governor Wendell Ford, 1969.


Davis, Audrey Ellen Craft was born on June 9, 1926 in Vanceburg, Kentucky, United States. Daughter of James Elmer and Lula Alice (Vance) Gilkison.


Doctor of Philosophy, Ohio University, 1964. Doctor of Metaphysics, College Divine Metaphysics, 1968. Doctor of Divinity, Ohio University, 1971.

Postgraduate, St. Petersburg Junior College, 1975. Doctor of Divinity (honorary), Associate Minister, College Metephysical Studies, 1998.


Owner beauty salon, Audrey Craft Enterprises, Tampa Bay, Florida, 1970-1983;owner cosmetic company, Audrey Craft Enterprises, Portsmouth, Ohio., 1958-1970;owner, distributor, Nightingale Motivation, Tampa Bay, since 1960;teacher, counselor, Business College U., Tampa Bay, since 1965;insurance staff, Investors Heritage & Wabash, Portsmouth, 1967-1970;insurance broker, Jackson National & Wabash, Tampa Bay, 1971-1991;president, The Gardens 107, Inc., Tampa Bay, since 1987. Travel writer, counselor Cruises/Travel & Etc., Florida, since 1981.



Board directors The Gardens Domicurculums, Community Council, since 1987. Board directors State Board Cosmetology, Columbus, Ohio, 1962-1963, Business and Professional Women, Portsmouth, 1967-1969, Science Research, Portsmouth, 1965-1969, Tampa Bay, 1972-1974. Member AARP, Southeast Writers Association, Christian Writers Guild, Writers Digest Book Club, National Association Retired Federal Employees (associate), American Heart Association (chairman Seminole area 1994).


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: writing, lectures, counseling, travel, meditation.


Married Vernon Titus Craft, November 5, 1943 (deceased August 1979). Children: James Vernon Craft, Alice Ann Craft Schuler. Married Louis Amzie Davis, October 22, 1986 (deceased).

James Elmer Gilkison

Lula Alice (Vance) Gilkison

Vernon Titus Craft

Louis Amzie Davis

James Vernon Craft Davis

Alice Ann Craft Schuler Davis