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Mary M. Davenport Davis

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Mary M. Davenport Davis, 85, died Thursday, July 31, 2014 at Vanderbilt Hospital.  She was a native of Cannon Co.

She is survived by her 3 Children:  A. Dean Davis Nichols of Auburntown, Judy A. Davis Powell & Thomas J. Davis both of Woodbury; 9 Grandchildren: Pamela (Tim) Cunningham, Patti (Phillip) Shook, Michael (Amanda) Nichols, Johnny (Misty) Powell, Julie Powell, Jamie (Brad) Morgan, Kimberly (Ken) Jones, Lisa Davis, Thomas (Tracy) Davis. Also surviving are 18 great-grandchildren and a special niece, Louise Mayo.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Sammy & Callie Jones Davenport; her husband, Thomas E. (N.) Davis; son, Russell Dale Davis; son-in-law, Jerry Powell; and daughter-in-law, Ellen Sadler Davis.

Mary co-owned and operated Davis’ Service Station for 27 years. She loved making white oak baskets, and she and her husband, N., made oak chairs and rockers. She was also a house-wife for many years. Mary loved her children and grandchildren and working in her garden and flowers. She was a member of the Center Hill Baptist Church.

Funeral Services will be 11 am Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014 in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Bro. Greg Mitchell officiating. Pallbearers include Tim Cunningham, Michael Nichols, Ken Jones, Johnny Powell, Randall Davis, Thomas Davis.

Honorary Pallbearers: Harold Patrick and Buddy Davenport. Interment will follow in the Riverside Gardens. Visitation with the family will be from 3:00 PM until 8:00 PM Friday, August 1, 2014.

Woodbury Funeral Home, 615-563-2311 or To Leave Online Condolences, please visit

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