Frances Busbee Davis

Friday, February 5, 1937 - Monday, March 22, 2021

A Caring and Loving Lady

Photo of Frances Busbee Davis  - 1937-2021

Asheville - Frances Busbee Davis, age 84, passed away on Monday, March 22, 2021 after a brief illness.

Mrs. Davis is survived by her daughter, Dr. Vallire Hooper (Greg); granddaughter, Lauren Elizabeth Hooper; and numerous nephews, nieces, and great-nephews and great-nieces.

Mrs. Davis was the last of the Busbee children and is preceded in death by her parents, Ellis Russell and Vallire Kennedy Busbee; her brother, Loyd Russell Busbee Sr.; two sisters, Joyce Busbee Timmerman, and Helen Busbee Yaun; and a niece, Nancy Busbee Gehrke.

Mrs. Davis was a native of Graniteville, SC and graduated from Leavelle McCampbell High School, where she was a star basketball player. She attended Barrett School of Nursing at University Hospital in Augusta, GA and went on to spend a lifetime in nursing care and leadership at the hospital. Mrs. Davis will be particularly remembered for shaping the lives and careers of many young nurses and physicians over the years, including that of her daughter, who is also a registered nurse. Mrs. Davis’ greatest love, however, was spending time with her family and friends, particularly her granddaughter Lauren, with whom she shared many exciting adventures over the years.

The family would like to thank the staff at Arrowhead Cove at Silver Bluff for their kind and attentive care in her last days. In honor of the staff and Mrs. Davis’ passion for nursing, a scholarship has been established to support Silver Bluff staff in advancing their nursing education.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made in Mrs. Davis’ honor to the Haywood Community College Foundation Silver Bluff Nursing Hero Scholarship.

Crawford / Ray Funeral Home and Cremation Service is honored to be caring for the Davis family.

Condolences from family and friends

So sorry for your loss. Her beautiful spirit will live on! All the best, Lauren, to you and your family! Karim and Sherri Ahmad
Sherri Ahmad
Vallire and family we are so sorry for your loss. Your family is in our thoughts, prayers. Sending lots of love, hugs and prayers to you.
Donald and Lane Messer
Vallire, I am so sorry to hear of your moms passing. She was what I considered a nurses nurse. She kept me in line when I was young and stupid and offered caring advice and loving guidance in my nursing career. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the family at this most difficult time.
Melody (Edwards) Hegler
Sorry to read of Frances's passing. She and my sister, Erlene were classmates and I remember playing at her house when I was growing up. I taught Ken in Sunday School and got to see him a couple of years ago when he came down for a funeral. Helen and my Mother were in the same Sunday School class for years and Joyce worked with my Mother at Graniteville Company. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the family.
Carolyn Mitchell Graniteville SC
Mrs. Davis was like and angel for my Grandma in hospital 1975, and again with my Mom during her last few month's of battling breast cancer. Mrs. Davis, tirelessly tended, I feel sure thousands just in that hospital. My thoughts and prayers with you. Respectfully, Glenda
Glenda K. Jarvis