Essie B. Davenport Tenpenny, 93, passed away Sun., Nov. 24, 2013 following an extended illness. A native of Cannon Co., She was the daughter of the late Luther & Martha King Davenport.
Funeral services will be 3 pm Tues., in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Bro. Ray Patrick officiating. Burial will follow in the Reed Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be from 2 pm until 8 pm Monday. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the American Cancer Society or American Heart Assoc.
She is survived by her son, Lytle (Helen) Tenpenny of Woodbury; Grandson, Mark (Lisa) Tenpenny of Auburntown; Great Granddaughters, Abby (Colton) Tuck & Paige Tenpenny and great great grandson, Hunter Tuck. Also surviving are special friends, Freda & James “Toonie” Cummings.
A member of the Baptist church, she was retired from Armour Creamery and she was a school teacher in the early years of her career. Essie B. worked many years as a volunteer in the American Cancer Society.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Woodrow Tenpenny; granddaughter, Melanie Tenpenny; Brothers, Paul and Smoot Davenport and Sisters, Susie Nichols, Daisy Bell, Dessie Odom & Mary Alexander.
Woodbury Funeral Home, 615-563-2311 or www.woodburyfuneralhome.net