Janice Sue Davenport, age 71, of Hayesville, NC passed away Wednesday, October 4, 2017 in Hiawassee, GA after a ten year courageous battle with lung cancer.
She was born in Cherokee County, NC to the late Ott and Ruth Edwards Canupp. Janice worked in the banking industry as the head teller. She enjoyed working cross word puzzles and knitting. She was an assistant youth basketball coach with her husband Bruce. Janice was an advocate for the American Cancer Society and the St. Jude Children's Hospital. She was a member of the Truett Memorial Baptist Church.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her sister, Wylene White.
She is survived by her husband of 48 years, Bruce Davenport; daughter, Genetta Davenport Gaddis and husband Walter Derrick Gaddis of Young Harris, GA; grandchildren, Tinley Grace Gaddis and Walker Bryce Gaddis.
Funeral Services will be held at 2 PM, Saturday, October 7, 2017 at the Truett Memorial Baptist Church in Hayesville. Rev. Chris Rumfelt will officiate. Burial will be in the Hayesville Baptist Presbyterian Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Stacey White, Clevey White, Mickey McConnell, Kenny, Austin and Brian Davenport. Honorary pallbearers will be Dean Henline, Scott Henline, Chris Payne and Rennie Davenport.
The family will receive friends from 12-2 PM, Saturday, October 7, 2017 at the Truett Memorial Baptist Church.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or to the American Cancer Society, 120 Executive Park Building 1, Asheville, NC 28801.
Townson-Rose Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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