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Ophelia Davenport

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Ophelia Davenport Obituary
Ophelia Davenport

Knoxville, TN

Ophelia Ann Davenport, age 88, passed away on Monday, July 9th after a long battle with heart failure and Alzheimer's disease. She was born on June 9th, 1930. Preceded in death by husband, Vernon, sons Stephen Michael Davenport and Gregory Lay Davenport, parents, Glenn and Maxie McClain, sisters Hilda Vineyard and Betty Smith and granddaughter Jessica Davenport. She is survived by her son, Christopher Davenport and his wife Ann, and daughter Michelle Wakefield and her husband Paul, grandchildren Bradley, Derek, Chase, Brittany, and Brooke Wakefield, Hunter and Haley Davenport, and Michael and Matthew Davenport, very special niece Glenda Mayfield and her family Wayne and Faiye. She lived in Fountain City and was a lifetime member of Fountain City United Methodist Church. She was a secretary at Oak Ridge National labs for many years before leaving to raise her family. She was a proud breast cancer survivor with a very strong spirit who loved to wear pink to support breast cancer awareness. She was loved by all who knew her and was nicknamed Bambi by her grandchildren. She will be greatly missed and always remembered for her kind, gentle personality and sweet smile. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the breast cancer fund or to . The family will receive friends Wednesday, July 11th at Gentry Griffey Funeral Chapel from 6-8 pm. A graveside service will be held Thursday, July 12th at 10 am at Lynnhurst Cemetery. Gentry Griffey Funeral Chapel is honored to serve the Davenport family and invites you to view and sign the online registry at
Published in Knoxville News Sentinel on July 11, 2018
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