Mary Rose Bassett Davis

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Mary Rose Bassett Davis, 98, of Candler, NC, joined our Heavenly Father on Wednesday, November 21, 2018. She was a resident at Pisgah Manor for the past 15 years. A native of Buncombe Co., Mary Rose was a daughter of the late Horace Grant Bassett and Rosa Mae Joyner Bassett. She was also preceded in death by her husband, William Blake Davis, Sr., her son, Roland Grant "Babe" Davis, and her brothers, H.G. "June" Bassett, Charles Bassett, and Bob Bassett. Mrs. Davis was a sales person with her brothers at Finklestein's and worked with her husband in sales for "Miracle Maid" Cookware. She volunteered at The Red Cross, the VA Medical Center, and with the Democrat party as a precinct judge. She was also a member of the UDC, and Acton United Methodist Church. Her love of family was foremost, as she loved her children and grandchildren, and was wonderfully surrounded by many loving, caring relatives and friends. Surviving are her five children, William Blake Davis, Jr. (Joyce), Joseph Earl Davis, Linda Rose Vinson (Ray), Deanna Brame, and Elizabeth "Betty Jane" Webb; 11 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and 9 great-great grandchildren. Funeral services for Mrs. Davis will be held at 12:00 noon on Monday, November 26, in the Patton Avenue chapel of Groce Funeral Home, with Rev. Rennie Salata officiating. Interment will follow at Acton United Methodist Church Cemetery. Her family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations to be made to the Charles George VA Medical Center, 1100 Tunnel Rd., Asheville, NC 28805.

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  1. Mammaw I Love You Very Much and I will Truly miss your smiling face all through my life. I had the Privilege of living right beside you and take care of you at the Manor. Mammaw I know you are Walking the streets of Gold and Love Being With Papaw . Daddy , Mama Your Brothers and all the rest of our Family in Heaven. Mammaw I will never Forget You and it will be hard without you.. Again Say Hi to Everyone for me and I Love You So Very Much Mammaw.

  2. My love to all the family of a very unique lady. Thank you all for the opportunity to be a part of this lady’s life for the past 12 years. Rest in peace and you will greatly missed.

  3. Linda and family. My sympathy on the loss of your Mom. She was a wonderful person and a good friend to my own Mother and I wanted you to know how appreciative we were.

  4. To The Family Of My Grandmother , My deepest sympathy to all of you. May you be filled with warm , and precious memories of the wonderful life she gave to you . She was a wonderful and strong woman. She will be missed by so many people of her family and friends. Especially Gary , Rhonda , and Tracy plus My Father ‘?.. Joseph Earl Davis and His Only Daughter ‘ Kimberly’ <3. May you Rest in Peace Mammaw! We Love and Miss You !!!!!!!!!

  5. The song is ended, but the melody lingers on’?By Irving Berlin
    so it is with a Mother, the melody will always be there, the memories will always be there. Blake Bill and I wanted to so much to be there, but us old folks were afraid to get on the hi way yesterday due to thanksgiving traffic but we do want you to know how much we love you and even though we are not there in person we are there in spirit.
    Wilma and Bill Martin

  6. We were sorry to hear of the loss of of your mother. I have enjoyed hearing about the the wonderful stories of the woman we always referred to as ‘mama’? as Betty Jean would refer to her as. I know you each will each miss her terribly but will have a lifetime of fond memories and laughs to think of her often. Even after moving to North Carolina from Coral Springs every conversation I would ask about her and at the end of my call my family would always ask about her. I know that God was waiting for her and had a wonderful place prepared for her to be.

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