Velma G. Davenport
Velma G. Davenport, 78, Mt. Vernon, passed away at 6:46 a.m. Wednesday, 
June 18, 2008, at White Oak Rehabilitation & Health Care Center in Mt. Vernon.

She was born in Jefferson County on Wednesday, April 2, 1930, a daughter of 
Curt and Grace (Gifford) Birkhead. She married Harold B. Davenport in Mt.
Vernon, on Dec. 24, 1948. He preceded her in death on Jan. 2, 1997.

Funeral services will be held 1:30 p.m. Friday at Hughey Funeral Home in 
Mt. Vernon with the Rev. Bill Miller officiating. Interment will follow at 
East Hickory Hill Cemetery in Jefferson County.

Visitation will be from 12 to 1:30 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Velma is survived by three sons, the Rev. Gary Davenport and wife Gayla of 
Mt. Vernon, Jimmy Davenport of Mt. Vernon and Terrell Davenport of Mt.Vernon; 
two daughters, Teresa Mullinax and husband Randy of Mt. Vernon and Diane Wamble 
and husband David of Fairview Heights; nine grandchildren, two great-grandchildren;
and several niecesĀ· and nephews.

Her parents, her husband, three brothers, one sister and one granddaughter 
preceded her in death.

Velma was a homemaker and a member of Casey Avenue Baptist Church in Mt. Vernon.

For those who wish, memorials may be given to the Casey Avenue Baptist Church and 
will be accepted at the funeral home or may be mailed to HugHey Funeral Home, P.O. 
Box 721, Mt. Vernon, IL 62864.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Hughey Funeral Home where you may 
call 242-3348 or visit for further information and 
to send condolences. 


Source: Mount Vernon Register News
Date: June 19, 2008
Submitted by: Cindy Ford

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