Mabel F. Davis, 85, of Earlysville, VA entered
into eternal rest on Saturday, January 31, 2015 at
the University of Virginia Medical Center. She was
born on October 15, 1929 in Albemarle County to the
late James Overton and Anna Frances Via Bailey.
She is survived by her daughters, Mary Frances
Staton and husband, Roger, Wilda Davis of
Earlysville, and Jane Parkins and husband, Randy of
Huntsville, AL; sisters, Virginia Rybolt of
Charlottesville and Lily Hewey and husband, Bob of
Merrimac, MA; grandchildren, Robert L. Davis, Jr.,
Tara Staton Fortune, Becky Staton Jarvis and Roxanne
Walton Carter; sister-in-laws, Charlotte Tomlin and
Lucille Garling; 5 great grandchildren and many
numerous nieces, nephews, friends and neighbors.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in
death by her beloved husband, William Hubert Davis;
her son, Robert Lee Davis, Sr.; brother, John Edward
“Plu” Bailey and his wife, Dorthy Bailey; and
brother-in-laws, Archie Gay Tomlin, Paul E. Garling
and John Rybolt.
After retirement from GE, Mabel enjoyed
gardening, cooking, traveling and helping family and
The family will receive friends on Wednesday,
February 4, 2015 from 10 am to 11 am at Ryan Funeral
Home, 12819 Spotswood Trail, Ruckersville, VA 22968
with Pastor Norma Dean officiating. A Graveside
service will immediately follow the visitation at
Mt. Paran Cemetery on Welsh Run Rd.
Mt. Paran Church
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be
made to Westover United Methodist Church, PO Box
200, Ruckersville, VA 22968 and/or the American
Heart Association (heart.org)
and/or Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCA (caspca.org).
An online guestbook is available at
Ryan Funeral Home of Ruckersville is in charge of