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Erline Davenport

Wednesday, July 21, 2004

CHAFFEE - Erline Davenport, 90, died at 11 a.m. July 19, 2004, at the Chaffee Nursing Center.

Born Sept. 22, 1913, in Somerville, Ala., daughter of the late John P. and Claude Goodson Ponder, she retired as a machine operator for the Florsheim Shoe Company in Chaffee and was later a seamstress for private individuals. A member of the First United Methodist Church for 80 years and United Methodist Women in Chaffee, she was a member of Morley Order of the Eastern Star Chapter 342 and a 50-year member and past worthy matron of Eastern Star Chapter 48. She was also a past district deputy grand matron for B of LF&E Ladies Auxiliary.

On April 22, 1933, she married J H "Dick" Davenport who preceded her in death on May 18, 1968.

Survivors include: one son, Tom Davenport of Chaffee; one daughter, Cheryl Spencer of Denver; three sisters, Merl Carter and Elsie Phillips of Oran and Martha Lohnes of Conway, Ark.; and nine grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Also preceding her in death were one daughter, Betty Fadler; and three brothers, Sam G. Ponder, Elbert Ponder and Robert Ponder.

Visitation begins at 4:30 p.m. Thursday at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Chaffee, where Eastern Star rites are scheduled for 7 p.m.

Services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday at the funeral home with the Rev. Richard Combs officiating.

Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery at Cape Girardeau.