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Nancy “Lois” Ferrell Daves

Posted By Hall-Wynne On February 27, 2018 @ 1:38 pm In Durham,Obituaries | 5 Comments

Nancy “Lois” Ferrell Daves, 98, passed away Monday, February 26, 2018.  Mrs. Daves was born in Duplin County, the daughter of the late William Thomas Ferrell, Sr. and Julia Miller Ferrell.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Major William Thomas Daves; brother, William Thomas Ferrell, Jr.; sister, Doris Ferrell Mathes; and son-in-law James Thomas Riley, Sr. [Jimmy].

She was a 1938 graduate of Durham High School.  She was a lifelong member of First Baptist Church and a member of the Friendship Sunday School Class. She was active in the Womens Missionary Union where she served as secretary.  Mrs. Daves worked in the Guidance Office of Durham High School until her retirement in 1981.  She was a member of the DAR, General Davey Chapter and served as past Chaplin.  In her later years she was involved in senior citizen activities at First Baptist.

Mrs. Daves is survived by her children, Nancy Daves Riley and Carol Daves Beck [David]; grandchildren, Paula Anne Riley, James Thomas Riley, Jr., Allison Beck Chetwood [Eric], Meredith Beck Nimocks [Rankin], and Jonathan Beck [Laura]; and five great-grandchildren, Noah and James Chetwood; Leighton and Charlotte Nimocks; and Ellie Beck.

A funeral service will be offered from the Chapel of Hall Wynne Funeral Service at 2:00 PM Thursday, March 1, 2018 with Dr. Paul Watson officiating.  The family will receive friends Wednesday, February 28th from 6:00-8:00pm at Hall Wynne Funeral Service, Durham.

Flowers are acceptable, or contributions may be made to a charity of your choice.


Condolences for the family of “Nancy “Lois” Ferrell Daves”

Condolence from Jackie Stroud on February 27th, 2018 3:21 pm

A very special cousin that always had a smile and laugh. We loved our Durham cousins because they were so far away and any time spent with them was so precious! Lois has the record of living the longest of any of the Steven & Nancy Ball Miller Clan. We will miss you but will be with you again in Heaven where we never have to be separated again. Loved you always! Cousin Jackie M

Condolence from Kathy Tankersley on February 28th, 2018 1:48 am

Nancy, Carol & Families..and All of Lois Daves’ Extended Family:

We are saddened by the loss of your mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and aunt.. and the Daves Family’s last aunt of her generation… but we feel truly blessed to have had Aunt Lois with us for so many years! She was a beautiful, loving lady who was compassionate and kind to all she met. She had a good heart and a great memory, too. Always pleasant and smiling, she was such a joy to be around! She has left all of you, us…and many others…with great memories to cherish. We pray that the love and support of family and friends, coupled with your faith, will help you during this difficult time in your lives. No doubt, Aunt Lois is now at peace and in good hands among great company! We are keeping you all in our prayers.

Kathy & Larry

Condolence from patsy Yates on February 28th, 2018 10:03 am

Nancy Paula and Jim
I was very sorry to see that your Mom had passed.

We are thinking of you at this time.
Harold and Patsy

Condolence from Cynthia Daves on February 28th, 2018 12:05 pm

To Nancy, and family, Carol and David and family, and all of Lois’s family:

Lois was a great lady and she always had a smile and a kind words for everyone. She was so much fun to be around and a wonderful aunt to all of us. She always seemed to have a great memory and I always loved to hear her stories. She had such a beautiful spirit. She is the last of the aunt’s on the Daves side. We’ll miss her greatly but we’ll see her again one day.. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of her family. Thanks aunt Lois for the wonderful memories.

We love you all.

Cindy, Brittany, Cameron and David

Condolence from Debra Lee on February 28th, 2018 2:00 pm

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. What a blessing to have been able to spend many years with your Mom. You look so much like your Mom also. May all the beautiful memories you have of her be of comfort to you when you think of her. I pray you find comfort in knowing that she is resting peacefully with the Lord now. Blessings to you and your family.

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