Lee Funeral Home, Inc.
Maybelle Dennis Davis
(October 23, 1935 - May 17, 2018)
Maybelle Dennis Daves, age 82, of Fairhope, Alabama, passed away on May 17, 2018. A graveside service will be held at Oakwood
Cemetery in Winona on Sunday, May 20, at 2:00 pm. The service will be officiated by Mrs. Daves’ brother in-law, Rev. Fred Funches of
“Gran”, as she was affectionately known by her beloved grandchildren, was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend to
many. She is survived by her husband of 64 years, Jimmy Edward Daves; son Michael Edward Daves (Ashley), all of Fairhope, Alabama;
and daughter, Lynn Daves Sullivan of Mt. Olive. Her grandchildren who brought unending joy to her heart are Michael, Meagan, and Patrick
Daves of Fairhope, Alabama, Chelsea Nicole Gray of Taylorsville and Whitney Lee Reid of Raleigh. She also leaves behind three adored
sister and brother in-laws, and many nieces and nephews, whom she doted on so often. She is preceded in death by her parents, Lillie Bell
Lewis Dennis and Charlie Lee Dennis, Sr., a sister, and two brothers.
Having grown up in Winona, she graduated from Winona High School; and the day after graduation, with much joy, married her soulmate,
Jim. They spent most of their life raising their two children in Canton, later moving to Madison, and finally to Fairhope, Alabama, to be closer
to her son and his family. She and Jim became very active in their Sunday school class at First Baptist Church of Fairhope, and “Gran” loved
a good afternoon of dominos at the Nix Center with her friends. Although she loved living in Fairhope over the past six years, she was very
quick to tell anyone, her “real” roots were back in Mississippi.
The family wishes to express their sincere appreciation to the nurses and staff of Fairhope Health and Rehabilitation, as well as those of
Kindred Hospice. In lieu of flowers the family would like memorials sent to First Baptist Church of Fairhope, 300 South Section St., Fairhope,
Sunday, May 20 2 pm
|Ed and Lila Hammond
I enjoyed being around Mabel in school and parties. I remember going to her home for some reason; I do not
remember why. I sometimes called on Daves Grocery,also. I know the family will miss her.
Sending sympathy and love to the family.
Ben & Linda Tharp
Dear Jim, Ben & I send our sympathy to you and your family. We now live in Ackerman since our retiring in
2003, but we visit Winona often and never pass Arlin's house there without thinking of her and all her children. She
and my Mom were so close. We hated to hear of Mabel's passing and just wanted you to know we are praying for all
your family. May God comfort you during the days ahead. With love, Linda
|October 23, 1935
May 17, 2018