Frances Busbee Davis
A Caring and Loving Lady
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.