Mrs. Eunice Farist Davenport

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Mrs. Eunice Farist Davenport, of Ellijay, died Thursday, Dec. 15, 2016, at the Piedmont Mountainside Hospital in Jasper.

She was born in Ellijay to the late Emory and Maude Waddell Farist. She was a member of Ebenezer Baptist Church and graduated Ellijay High School, class of 1946. She was employed by Tankersley Cleaners, Robert Shaw Controls and later owned and operated Eunice’s Beauty Shop. 

She is preceded in death by  husband, William “Bill” Davenport; son, Willis Davenport; sister, Gertrude Farist Reece; and brothers, Milford Farist and James Farist.

She is survived by daughter and son-in-law, Jan and Freddie Ray, of Ellijay; son and daughters-in-law, Alex and Janice Davenport and Debbie Weaver Davenport, all of Ellijay; grandchildren, Rebecca Smith, Evan Davenport and Justin Davenport; great-grandchildren, Josiah Smith, Megan Smith, Raychel Smith, Charlotte Davenport and Harper Davenport; sister, Bernice Farist Garrett, of Ellijay.

Funeral services were held at noon Monday, Dec. 19, 2016, from Ebenezer Baptist Church with the Rev. Euel Reece, the Rev. Russell Burt and the Rev. Chad Kelly officiating. 

Music was by Jerry Hensley, the Rev. Irene Wofford and the Ebenezer Baptist Church Choir. 

Interment followed in the church cemetery.

Pallbearers were Evan Davenport, Justin Davenport, Josiah Smith, Jason Smith, Emmett Farist and Larry Farist.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Ebenezer Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, c/o Ronald West, 11330 Highway 52 East, Ellijay, GA 30536.

Condolences can be made at

Logan Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Times Courier

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 1076
Ellijay, GA. 30540

Phone: 706-635-4313
Fax: 706-635-7006