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Rhoda Davis Davenport, age 95, of Redbird Road, Williamsburg, departed this life on Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016, at the Williamsburg Health and Rehab Center. She was born on July 28, 1921 in Campbell County, Tennessee to the late Job Davis and Lillie Jane (York) Davis.
She was also preceded in death by her husband, Lewis C. Davenport; a daughter, Virginia Faye Terry and a son, Lewis C. Davenport Jr.
Rhoda was a member of Tidal Wave Baptist Church.
She is survived by her two daughters, Phyllis Bowling (Phillip) of Lily and Betty Jo Neely of Williamsburg; two sons, William Donald Davenport (Ruth) of Ortonville, Michigan and Robert Croley Davenport (Kathy) of Lewiston, Idaho; 27 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; 13 great-great grandchildren; son-in-law, Bobby Terry of Williamsburg; daughter-in-law, Maecha Davenport of Rockingham, North Carolina; and a host of other family and friends to mourn her passing.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until the funeral hour on Sunday, Dec. 11, 2016, at Croley Funeral Home.
The funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 11, 2016, at the Croley Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Roy Sutton and the Rev. Jim Martin officiating. She will be laid to rest in the New Mt. Zion Cemetery. Her grandsons will serve as pallbearers.
Condolences may be made to the family at www.croleyfuneralhome.com
Croley Funeral Home of Williamsburg is in charge of all arrangements, Jerry W. Croley and J. Andrew Croley, directors.
Published on December 8, 2016
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