Velma Faye Davis

velma davis

August 27, 1941 ~ July 3, 2021

Born in: Cherokee, NC
Resided in: Asheville, NC

Velma “Faye” Goforth Davis, 79, passed away on Saturday, July 3, 2021.

A native of Cherokee, NC, Faye was a daughter of the late Arthur and Lena Murphy Goforth. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Wayne Emerson Davis; her brothers, Arthur Goforth, Jr. and Ben Edward Goforth, Sr.; and her sisters, Susan Lucille Moore, Marilyn Goforth Lambert, Mary Catherine Campbell, Hazel Marie Bradley, and Ethel Louise Goforth.

She was a resident in the Sand Hill community of Enka for 67 years and will fondly be remembered as “Faye from Sand Hill Grocery.”

She is survived by her son, Calvin Davis; daughter, Sharon Diana Davis; grandchildren, Tasha Nicole Shelton, Ricky Dwayne Barrett, Ashley Marie Dawson, William Zachary Davis, Mackenzie Lauren Davis, and Baylee Elizabeth Davis; and great-grandson, Michael Darren Barrett.

Mrs. Davis’ family will gather to receive friends at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday at Groce Funeral Home on Patton Ave.


Celebration of Life: July 17, 2021 2:00 pm

Groce Funeral Home - Patton Ave.
1401 Patton Ave.
Asheville, NC 28806


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  1. I will miss you dearly Mama Faye, You adopted and treated me as one of your own when we first met and I was working with Calvin at the Sheriff’s Dept. Many fond memories were formed during those years and I still consider you my adopted mom. Rest in Peace Mom and God bless you and all your family, I Love You!!

    • Yes David she loved you and your fsmily very much..thank yoh for being part of ours..we love you dearly..sharon

  2. You will be greatly missed. Your love was the greatest. You can rest high on the mountain. I’m so sorry for your loss. You and mama can enjoy your time together, with a healthy and pain free body. I love you Aunt Faye

  3. I was 14 years old when I first met you at Sandhill Grocery Faye. Who knew that day that We would end up with a lifelong bond. Thank you for loving me like a daughter. I love you Faye and always will. RIP sweet lady ❤️

  4. My heart broke when I’m received the news of precious “Grandma Faye” passing. I was lucky enough to meet her in the 2nd grade, when her granddaughter, Nicole, and I became best buds! From that moment on, I adored her just as I did my own grandma. 💗 she would bring Nicole Burger King to the school for lunch, and always brought me Burger King too! 🥰 Such an amazing woman that will FOREVER have a special place in my heart. Prayers and love sent the families way during this difficult time. She will be missed by MANY!! Love you Grandma Faye; always and forever 💗

  5. Yes David she loved you and your Family very much and thank you for allowing us to be part of always sharon

  6. I am honored to have had the opportunity to have met, loved, and experienced a truly wonderful friendship with. You were so loved by everyone you came into contact with. You will be, and are so sadly missed by all whoset life you came into. Brain and Ava could not wait to “go to Mawmaw Faye’s”, they loved you so much!! Christy and I loved you so much! I will miss our conversations and wisecracking as only we could. You became not just a piece of our lives and a piece of our family, most of all you became a bright light in our lives. There aren’t many times in one’s life that they are blessed to have known someone as strong as you, I am proud to say, I did.

  7. I called you Aunt Faye for a reason because you felt like family to me ! Friday’s at the Salon will not be the same without you ! Until we meet again ,you keep them angels straight up there 😇

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