Townson-Rose Funeral Home

Obituary for Sarah Lugene "Maw" Davenport


03/16/1924 - 03/26/2017


Sarah Lugene "Maw" Davenport, age 93 of Hayesville, NC passed away Sunday, March 26, 2017 at her residence.

She was a native and lifelong resident of Clay County. Sarah was the daughter of the late Luther Franklin and Lizzy McClure Ledford. She was a homemaker. Maw enjoyed gardening, canning, sewing, making crafts from clothes and woodworking. She loved taking care of her family. Maw was a member of the Shooting Creek Baptist Church.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Fred Wilson Davenport who passed away in 1982; and her sisters and their husbands, Zelpha May Ledford Davenport and husband Verlin, Pauline Ledford and husband Rondall, Astilee Ledford and Opal Ledford Burrell and husband Junior.

She is survived by two sons, Ernest Davenport of Hayesville, NC and Ervin Davenport and wife Joan of Hiawassee, GA; one daughter, Margaret Bradley and husband Fletcher of Hayesville, NC; grandchildren, Justin Davenport and wife Jessica and their children, Kayla and Alyssa Davenport and Derrick Davenport; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be held at 2 PM, Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at the Townson-Rose Funeral Home Chapel of Hayesville. Pastor Donald Davenport will officiate. Music will be provided by Brandon Davenport. Burial will be in the Mission Hill Baptist Church Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Daniel Davenport, Justin Davenport, Derrick Davenport, Fletcher Bradley, Ernie Davenport, Ervin Davenport and David Davenport. Honorary pallbearer will be Coy Ledford.

The family will receive friends from 6-8 PM, Monday, March 27, 2017 at the Townson-Rose Funeral Home Chapel of Hayesville.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be sent to the Mission Hill Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, 115 Mission Hill Road, Hayesville, NC.

Townson-Rose Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


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