Peggy N. Davenport
SPARTANBURG, SC-- Peggy N. Davenport, 94, of Spartanburg, SC, passed away on Saturday, December 8, 2012 at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. She was the wife of the late Guy Ralph Davenport for 58 years and the daughter of the late Lewis and Mary Fletcher Grainger of Tabor City, NC.
Born on February 6, 1918 in Tabor City, NC, Mrs. Davenport was a graduate of Boggy High School and Spartanburg General Hospital School of Nursing, the Class of 1945. She started her nursing career working for the late Dr. A. K. Temples and as a private duty nurse. She was a member of the Spartanburg General Hospital Nurses Alumni Association
In 1977, she, along with her husband Guy, and son Ralph started Davenport Glass Service Center. She served as President of the company. "Mrs. D", known by her employees, continued to go to work up to three months ago.
Mrs. Davenport was a member of Morningside Baptist Church and Lydia Sunday School Class.
She is survived by her son, former Representative G. Ralph Davenport and wife Jean Rogers of Boiling Springs, SC; her daughter, Peggy and husband James O. Prince, Jr. of Spartanburg, SC; three grandchildren, James O. Prince, III "Jay" of Spartanburg, SC, Sarah Elizabeth Davenport of Boiling Springs, SC, and Mary Davenport Howland and husband JT of Boiling Springs; four great-grandchildren, Eryn Skyler Staples, Morgen Hoover, Jason Hoover, and Bella Sophia Howland; and many loving nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Davenport was predeceased by her brothers and sisters, Mamie N. Cox, Clydie Lucille Norris, Myrtle Soles, Sue Dell N. Cannon, Edith Cleo N. Blackburn, Cloteal N. Gore, Sterling "Pete" Norris, Ruth N. Brice, Floyd Norris, Tate Norris, Marjorie Graham, and Burdon Norris.
Visitation will be 10:00-10:45 AM Tuesday, December 11, 2012 in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens Heritage Chapel Mausoleum. Entombment will follow at 11:00 AM, conducted by the Rev. Dr. Kirk H. Neely.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home 686 Jeff Davis Drive, Spartanburg, SC 29301 or Morningside Baptist Church, 897 South Pine Street, Spartanburg, SC 29302.
The family would like to thank the Spartanburg Regional Emergency Room staff led by Dr. Campbell and Dr. Manny, their staff of nurses and technicians who took the upmost professional care of Mrs. Davenport, and the 5th floor Heart Center nurses -Michelle 1, Michelle 2, Christy and CAN's Cindy and Kayla and the wonderful doctors who kept watch over her. Now we know why mother loved nursing and the medical profession. She would be so proud of the young members of her former profession. We would also like to thank Dr. Douglas Wiley and his staff for taking such good care of her for the past year.
The family is at the home of her daughter.
An online guest register is available at www.floydmortuary.com
Floyd's North Church Street Chapel