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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512


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January 4, 2012                         Page 4B


ellard davenport


Mr. Ellard Davenport, age 77, of Blairsville, GA, away Monday, December 26, 2011 in Atlanta, GA.

Mr. Davenport was born in Blairsville on March 8, 1934, a son of the late Luther Jackson Davenport and the late Effie Odom Davenport.  He had worked in Marietta for 37 years before moving back to Blairsville.  Mr. Davenport was a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church and he enjoyed working on his farm raising cattle, working in the garden, and loved listening to Bluegrass music.  He liked to work with wood, and had a special fondness for building birdhouses.  In 2011, his wife, Mildred Hughes Davenport passed away.   His parents, Mr. and Mrs. Luther Davenport, preceded him in death; a brother, Thomas Blaine Davenport; and a brother-in-law, Cecil Hughes, also preceded him in death.

Mr. Davenport was a special person, and will be greatly missed by all who knew him, and especially missed by his family: son and daughter-in-law, Harold and Garlene Davenport, of Marietta; son, Bill Davenport, of Dallas, GA; son and daughter-in-law, Roger and Cheryl Davenport, of Marietta; son and daughter-in-law, Paul and Magaline Davenport, of Rockmart, GA; son and daughter-in-law, Danny and Wendy Davenport, of Acworth, GA; and son, Chris Davenport, of Dallas, GA; sister-in-law, Lillie Breeden, of Woodstock, GA; brother-in-law, Floyd Hughes, of Murphy, NC; and sister-in-law, Carmen Carver, of Jasper, GA; thirteen grandchildren, and three great grandchildren also survive, along with many other relatives and friends.

Funeral services for Mr. Davenport were held on Friday, December 30, 2011, at 2 p.m., in the Chapel of Cochran Funeral Home.  Special music was presented by Martha Davenport and Cheryl Davenport.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Jeremy Davenport, Ryan Davenport, Jacob Davenport, Matthew Davenport, John Davenport, and Andrew Davenport.  Burial was in Bethlehem Baptist Church Cemetery. Visitation at the funeral home began on Thursday evening after 6 p.m., with the family especially meeting with friends between the hours of 6 until 9 p.m.

The family has suggested that, if you wish, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to Bethlehem Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, c/o Doris Hefner, 705 Nicholson Road, Blairsville, Georgia 30512.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville. Please share your fond memories and send your condolences to the family by visiting our website,

Ellard Davenport

    Courtesy of Cochran Funeral Home