Elizabeth Davenport, 102, of Old NC 226 in Spruce Pine, the Grassy Creek community, died Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019, at her home surrounded by her family.
Born in the Grassy Creek community of Mitchell County, she was the oldest daughter of the late Thomas Samuel Greenlee and Amelia Meares Greenlee. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, William Lloyd Davenport Sr. She was also preceded in death by her son, Daniel Thomas Davenport; and her sisters, Elvira Bryant, Helen Habernack, Jane Robinson and Becky Boyd.
Mrs. Davenport was a graduate of Western Carolina University with a teaching degree. She taught school in Mitchell County for 27 years. She was a lifelong member of the Grassy Creek Presbyterian Church. Elizabeth was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and a friend to everyone with whom she came in contact. She will be sorely missed and has made many everlasting memories to the family and friends that knew her.
Left to cherish her memories are her sons, Billy Davenport, and wife, Cindy, of New Smyrna Beach, Florida, Sam Davenport, and wife, Margaret, of Charlotte, and Joe Davenport, and wife, Loretta, of Spruce Pine; her grandchildren, Beth Davenport, Matthew Davenport, Jessica Sharp, Mariah Smith, Samuel Davenport Jr., Jossette Fortner, Lauren Hoilman, Russell Freeman, Kassey Clark, Sara Meredith and Daniel Davenport; her great-grandchildren, Kelsey and Katherine Sharp, Colton and Caleb Medlin, Trey and Easton Davenport, Bentley Hoilman, Liliana Wilkerson, Karley Davenport and Byron James Davenport, Kali and Kale Clark, and Madox Lee Meredith.
A memorial service for Elizabeth Davenport was 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 13, 2019, at the Grassy Creek Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Jim Taylor officiating. The family received friends from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019, at Webb Funeral Home. Interment was in the Greenlee Cemetery.
Instead of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to either Grassy Creek Presbyterian Church, 167 Greenlee Lane, Spruce Pine, NC 27777 (www.grassycreekpc.wncpresby.org) or Hospice and Palliative Care of the Blue Ridge, 236 Hospital Drive, Spruce Pine, NC 28777 (www.hospiceblueridge.com).
Words of comfort may be emailed to the family by going to www.webbfh.com, selecting Elizabeth Davenport’s name and signing her guestbook. Webb Funeral Home of Spruce Pine is honored to be assisting the Davenport family. Mrs. Davenport’s obituary has also been posted on Facebook.
Mitchell News-Journal • Dec. 18, 2019