January 12, 1920 ~ November 21, 2018
Born in: Buncombe Co., NC,
Resided in: Candler, NC
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.