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Mary

Frances

Mays-Davis

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April 28, 2018

Mary Frances Wright Mays-Davis, 93, passed away peacefully in her home on April 28, 2018. Mrs. Mays-Davis was a lifelong resident of Covington, VA, and a most beloved member of that community. She is survived by her sisters, Ella(Max) Wright Scott Neese ( "Blackie") and Helen Wright Young; her niece, Suzanne(John) Scott Holley, her stepdaughter Julia Lee(Larry) Davis Brooks, her brother-in-law, Berkley (Mary) Mays, nieces Tammy(Harry) Mays Davis, Sandy(Bill) Mays Garber, nephew, Rick(Melinda) Mays, and several great nieces and nephews. Mary Frances is also survived by those she considered as family: Barbara (Henry) Claytor Trail, Rick (Rena) Claytor, Kristie(Steve) Claytor , Wayne (Dreama) Ogden, Nancy Byer Wolfe, Sherry (Rick) Byer Breeden, and Beverly Barnett. Mrs. Mays- Davis was preceded in death by her parents Perry F. Wright and Naomi Simmons Wright, her husbands, James Thomas Mays and John Lee Davis, and her niece, Laura Drumheller Thomas. Mary Frances graduated from Covington High School, and attended Mary Washington College. In 1942, she was appointed Deputy Clerk for the first Trial Justice Court of Alleghany County. She served as Clerk of the General District Court and the Alleghany County Juvenile and Domestic Relation Court. She was a charter member of the Association of Clerks of the District Clerks of Virginia. Mary Frances retired from the Supreme Court of Virginia, having served a total of 46 years. Mary Frances was a devoted and life-long member of the Edgemont Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church. She served as a Deacon for 31 years, being one of the first Edgemont women elected to hold that position. She also served her church as YPCU leader, Sunday School teacher, and member of the Chancel Choir. She was President and Chairman of the Women's Ministries, and served on other various committees. She also organized the Edgemont History Room and Library and coordinated Meals on Wheels. She was presented the Partner in Ministry Award in 2013 and remained the "go to" authority on Edgemont Procedures and questions about members and church history. Mary Frances was also dedicated to the Covington community. She was named "Women of the Year" for her involvement in the Business and Professional Women's Club. She was a charter member of the Alleghany County Historical Society, was on the Advisory Board of Dabney S. Lancaster Community College, was chairman of the Covington Electoral Board, and a founding board member of the Alleghany Highlands Arts Council. She received the Arts Legacy Award in 2013. Mary Frances (Aunt Susie) will be greatly missed by all whose lives she touched. Visitation will be from 6-8 pm on Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at Arritt Funeral Home, Covington, VA. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, May 2, at 3pm at Edgemont A. R. Presbyterian Church, 2306 South Church Street, Covington, VA 24426. Interment will follow at Alleghany Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, Mary Frances requested donations to Dabney S. Lancaster Community College, 1000 Dabney Drive, Clifton Forge, VA 24422 or Edgemont Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church. The family extends a special thank you to her caregivers Wanda Jamison, Connie Rose, and the Mountain Regional Hospice. Cemetery Information Wednesday, May 2, 2018 Alleghany Memorial Park 7008 Winterberry Ave. Covington,VA - 24426 Visition Tuesday, May 1, 2018 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM Arritt Funeral Home Chapel 1102 S. Highland Ave. Covington,Virginia - 24426
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Apr 13, 2024

Praying his son, and step sons, gets to come in for this - family together is healing. 🙏 Our families thoughts and prayers sent to yours and many blessings and healing prayers sent to the family. 💐

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Phyllis Sizemore

Apr 13, 2024

Shirley was a sweet person ,she would take me to my appointment s to the Dr .she was a very strong willed person if she believed in something she was very strong minded.She loved her family very much.Rest in peace now an fly high .

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Shirley and Lisa Griffith

Apr 12, 2024

Elsie and I (Shirley) were good friends having met when we were working at The Greenbrier and single. We both married Griffiths (not related). She will be greatly missed by all those that knew her. Stanley and Donna and families, you have our deepest sympathy and condolences in your time of sorrow..

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Julie Lawson

Apr 12, 2024

Lauren, I never got a chance to meet Bob but I could tell you dearly loved each other. God takes the good ones is something I believe. 🙏

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Bob Andrews

Apr 12, 2024

Stanley and Donna-so very sorry for your loss. Your mom and family was big part of the Trinity Baptist family when I was growing up.

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Kellysimmons

Apr 11, 2024

You was good person u will be miss my daughter liberty and my nephew Daniel and my self look forward to seeing you in the morning and in the evening on your porch where we spoke all the time we catch our self looking over to see u seating reading or looking at the mountain or taking care your plants .One best and friendly neighbors you could ever have . Sorry for they family

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Danna Thomasson

Apr 11, 2024

I'm sorry for your loss he was a great neighbor I will miss seeing him on the porch read his book and caring for his plants

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Randy Blankenship

Apr 11, 2024

He was the best neighbor that I ever had my little daughter liberty would look for him everyday an they would wave at each other I thought of him as a good friend just wish we could have spent more time with him we'll all miss you your presence will be missed greatly rest easy my friend

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Tiffany Kincaid Mcdaniel

Apr 10, 2024

My thoughts and prayers are with you guys.

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Donna Lesher

Apr 10, 2024

My deepest condolences to Brian, Vicki and extended family. Jerry reached out to me when Mom passed (I was going through hell with my current stepdad at that time) He was a beacon of light when I needed it most and we always got along great. Jerry is definitely missed but I’m so glad he was baptized and saved. Love Donna

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Apr 10, 2024

So sorry for your loss, Bobby was a great person always kind to everyone,you are in our prayers

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Sam Worley

Apr 9, 2024

I grew up with the Bobby, Stuart, and Roy years ago in Iron Gate. They were all good guys. My condolences to all of you who grieve Bobby’s passing. God bless and comfort you all.

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