Avanelle Baxter Daves

July 5, 1918 — October 28, 2017

Avanelle Baxter Daves

Avanelle Baxter Daves, died Saturday, October 28, 2017. She was born on July 5, 1918 to John and Molly Baxter. She was preceded in death by her parents, her sister, Bobbie Jean Baxter; her brothers, Grady and E.J. Baxter; her husband, Fred Daves, Jr; and son-in-law, Tommy Brown, Jr. Avanelle is survived by children, Joan Daves Brown of Calhoun, George Daves and his wife Sue of Maryland and Mary Ellen Daves McCall of Dallas, Ga; five grandchildren, Jeff Brown and his wife Polly of Calhoun, Rick Brown and his wife Laurie of Calhoun, Dana Gay and her husband Tommy of Gainesville, GA, Jamie Daves, and Jonathan Daves both of Los Angeles, California; and five great-grandchildren, Emily Brown Didrick and her husband Jarrett of Atlanta, Mallory Brown of Atlanta, Molly Gay of Nashville, TN, Katie Gay of Athens, Ga, and Thomas Gay of Gainesville, Ga, Tegan McEntire of Athens, Ga, Sydney McEntire of Calhoun; a brother, Billy Baxter and his wife Kay of Calhoun; nieces Becky Baxter Paris and her husband Robert of Calhoun, Beth Baxter Defoor of Calhoun, Jane Baxter Bowyer and her husband Ralph of Savannah, Ga. She will be remembered as a caring person and for her love of family and friends. Funeral services will be conducted for the Chapel of Thomas Funeral Home Monday, October 30, 2017 at 3:00 PM. The family will receive friends on Monday, October 30, 2017 from 2:00 PM until the funeral hour of 3:00 PM. Active pallbearers are Andrew Tierce, Joel Ostuw, Jeff Brown, Rick Brown, Tommy Gay, Thomas Gay, Jamie Daves, Jonathan Daves, and Jarrett Didrick. Honorary pallbearers are, Jim Lay, Jerry Brumlow, Eddie Fair, Shannon Bennett, Billy Baxter, Will Ostuw, Robert Paris, Bob Linn, and members of the Mattie Lou Strain Sunday School Class of the First Baptist Church. In lieu of flowers the family request that memorial contributions be made to the Winner’s Club at 958 Sugar Valley Road, NW, Calhoun, GA 30701 or Salvation Army at 1109 North Thornton Avenue, Dalton, GA 30720 You may leave the family online condolences at www.thomasfuneralhomecalhoun.com Thomas Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Avanelle Baxter Daves of Calhoun.
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