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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, September 10, 2019. Graveside services will be held at Oakwood Cemetery in Winona on Saturday,
September 14 at 9:30 a,m. The service will be officiated by Mr. Daves’ brother in law Rev. Fred Funches of
Cantonment, Florida.

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, Alabama; and
daughter, Lynn Daves Sullivan of Mize, Mississippi. 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, Alabama, Chelsea Nicole Gray of Taylorsville, Mississippi, and Whitney Lee Reid of Raleigh,
Mississippi. He also leaves behind his three adored sisters, who doted on him all the days of his life; as well as the
kindest brothers-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, Alabama, 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 kindness 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
bltharp@dtcweb.net

We have fond memories of Jimmy as we got to know him when he visited his sweet mother, Arlin Daves. My mother,
Christine McClure and Arlin were such good friends. His family is in our prayers at this sad time. You have such good
memorie s of Jimmy to recall and know his friends wish you comfort in your loss. Sent with our love, Linda



Renee Pickett for James Prewitt

My dad and I are so very sorry to have finally heard about Mr. Daves passing. I cant believe we are just now hearing
about this, since he and my Dad were such great friends for such a long time. I am so sorry that we could not come to
pay our respects. I always heard of all of their fishing adventures from my Dad. In this past couple of years, dad
would point out where he and Mr. Daves used to go fishing. My dad will miss talking to him so much, especially since
Dad has very few friends that are still living. They always kidded around with each other all the time. Once again, We
are so sorry for your loss. I would have contacted you sooner but we had no idea!!!!! And I did not have Michaels
number to call and check on him. He is with his Mabel now and the Lord; and he is sooo happy. I will miss talking to
him on behalf of my Dad. And I know that my Dad is already feeling his loss. He picked up the phone today to call him
and it had been disconnected. And he told me and the internet is how we found out. We are so sorry!!!
JIMMY E. DAVES
August 15, 1933
September 10, 2019