Maybelle Dennis Daves

Maybelle Dennis Daves, 82, of Fairhope, Ala., passed away on May 17, 2018. Graveside services were held at Oakwood Cemetery in Winona on Sunday, May 20, at 2 p.m. The service was officiated by Mrs. Daves’ brother in-law, Rev. Fred Funches of Cantonment, Fla. Arrangements were handled by Lee Funeral Home in Winona.

“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, Ala.; daughter, Lynn Daves Sullivan of Mt. Olive. Her grandchildren who brought unending joy to her heart are Michael, Meagan, and Patrick Daves of Fairhope, Ala., 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, MS, later moving to Madison and finally to Fairhope, Ala., 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. And 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, AL 36532.

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