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Helen Clark (Proctor) Davenport

August 27, 1925 ~ August 18, 2019 (age 93)


Helen Proctor Davenport passed away at her home on Sunday, August 18, 2019.

A graveside service will be held Saturday, August 24, 2019 at 11:00 AM in Greenwood Cemetery with  Pastor Lamont Hemminger officiating. The family will receive friends at Carlisle Funeral Home, Saturday from 10-11AM.

Helen was an avid gardener and loved growing flowers, which we are enjoying in her yard today. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Tarboro for 72 years and worked in the nursery for many of those years. Helen was also very active in the WMU and in decorating the church in her earlier years.

Helen was preceded in death by her husband Ernest George Davenport, a son George Davenport, Jr., brothers, Sam Proctor, Joe Proctor, Ashton Proctor and George Proctor; sisters, Katherine Newsome and Hazel Coker. 

She is survived by her daughter; LeNeve Davenport Duncan of Wilmington; grandchildren, Shepherd Duncan Joseph and Catherine Clark Duncan of Wilmington, David Brantley Davenport of Emerald Isle and Virginia Davenport Young of South Africa; 3 great-grandchildren, Elianna LeNeve Joseph, Abigail Andreaus Young and Noelle Elizabeth Young. Helen is also survived by sister, Ruby Proctor Swearengen of Beaufort, SC; sisters-in-law, Shirley Davenport Etheridge of Tarboro and Joyce Proctor of Goldsboro, as well as many nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to First Baptist Church, 605 N Main St., Tarboro, NC 27886 in remembrance of Helen Proctor Davenport.

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