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John Willis Davenport

Mr. John Willis Davenport, formerly of Scottsburg, died Sunday, April 13, 2014, in Philadelphia, Pa. at the age of 83.

Mr. Davenport was born in Scottsburg on Oct. 3, 1930 to the late Mr. Jacob Davenport and Mrs. Florence Buckner Davenport. He was married to Mrs. Jerline Hall Davenport and was a member of St. James Baptist Church.

In addition to his wife, survivors include one daughter, Ms. Jana Davenport, and one son, Mr. Jarvin Davenport, both of Philadelphia; one grandson, Mr. Quinton Davenport, of Philadelphia; five sisters, Rosetta, Mary, Dorothy, Edith and Alice; one brother, Edward; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Graveside services will be held Monday, April 21, 2014, at 11 a.m. at the Davenport Family Cemetery in Scottsburg with military rites by American Legion Post 99.

Public viewing for family and friends will be Sunday, April 20, from 2 p.m. until 6 p.m. at Jeffress Funeral Home. 

Arrangements are by Jeffress Funeral Home, South Boston.