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Jimmy E. Daves
(August 15, 1933 - September 10, 2019)

Jimmy Edward Daves, age 86, of Fairhope, Alabama, slipped ever so peacefully into the arms of his Lord on
Tuesday, Sept
ember 10, 2019. Graveside services will be held at Oakwood Cemetery in Winona on Saturday,
Sept
ember 14 at 9:30 a,m. The service will be officiated by Mr. Daves’ brother in law Rev. Fred Funches of
Cantonment, F
lorida.

Jim was one of the kindest souls to ever grace this beautiful world, and that sentiment would be echoed by
anyone who was blessed to meet him. “Pap”, as he was affectionately known by his beloved grandchildren, was
the epitome of a loving husband and father. He cherished “his” Maybelle
, with whom he embraced 64 wonderful
years of marriage. He is survived by his son Michael Edward Daves (Ashley), of Fairhope, A
labama; and
daughter, Lynn Daves Sullivan of Mize, M
ississippi. His bragging rights were always reserved for his precious
grandchildren who brought unending joy to his heart. They are Michael, Jr., Meagan, and Patrick Daves of
Fairhope, A
labama, Chelsea Nicole Gray of Taylorsville, Mississippi, and Whitney Lee Reid of Raleigh,
M
ississippi. He also leaves behind his three adored sisters, who doted on him all the days of his life; as well as the
kindest brother
s-in-law one could be blessed with; and many treasured nieces and nephews, whom he claimed as
his own. He is preceded in death by his beloved wife
, Maybelle, and his parents, Harvey and Arlin Daves.

Having grown up in Winona, he graduated from Winona High School in 1951, and then attended Mississippi State
University and earned a degree in Business Administration and a minor in History. In 1954 with much joy, he
married his soulmate, Maybelle Dennis. After a short stint with the US Army in Munich, Germany
, working as a
cryptographer, they returned to Mississippi. They spent most of their life raising their two children in Canton,
where he owned Easy Finance Company for 35 years on Canton Square. Upon his retirement from the finance
company, they moved to Madison, and finally to Fairhope, A
labama, to be closer to his son and his family. He and
Maybelle became very active in their Sunday school class (The Truth Seekers) at First Baptist Church of
Fairhope, and loved a pick up game of dominoes at the Nix Center. One of Jim’s favorite places to bide his time
was on Monday evenings at the American Legion in downtown Fairhope, enjoying a cold beverage and “shooting
the bull” with some of his dearest friends at “the round table”.

Jim’s family wishes to express their sincere appreciation to the nurses and staff of Springhill Hospice. In an effort
to better this world, we are reminded that kind
ness and compassion should not be something we innately extend
in times of need, but always. In lieu of flowers the family would like memorials sent to First Baptist Church of
Fairhope, 300 South Section St., Fairhope, AL 36532 or The Baptist Children’s Village, P.O. Box 27, Clinton, MS
39060.




Graveside Service
Saturday, September 14
9:30 a.m.
Oakwood Cemetery
Winona
JIMMY E. DAVES
August 15, 1933
September 10, 2019