Obituary: Martha Ann Petree DavenportNov 29th, 2011 | By Submitted | Category: Obituaries
PENSACOLA, FL – Martha Ann Petree Davenport, 81, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, November 28, 2011. She was born March 3, 1930 in Greensboro, NC to the late Charles Edmund Petree and Ruth O’Daniel Petree. Her family moved to Cherry Lake, FL when she was twelve. On July 20, 1952, she married Joseph Mitchell Davenport, in Madison, FL. After several transfers, due to her husband’s employment with the U.S. government, in 1966, she and her family settled in East Palatka, FL, where she was a member of Christ Independent Methodist Church. She was a loving mother and grandmother and will be missed by all. She is preceeded in death by her loving husband of 52 years, Joe, and her sister, Ruth DiCenza. She is survived by one brother, Charles Edmund Petree, Jr, Richmond Hill, GA, her four children: David Michael Davenport of Sarasota, FL, Bonita Ann Davenport Dasher (CW d.2007) of Green Cove Springs, FL, Dr. Joseph Petree (Pete) Davenport (Lisa) of Pensacola, FL, and Thomas Alexander Davenport of Pensacola, FL, seven grandchildren: Jennifer Couch (Jeremiah), Amy Dasher, Ashleigh Jarquin (Geno), Jacob Davenport (Jamie), Jessica Hayden (Jared), Zachary Davenport, Nicolas Davenport, and four great-grandchildren: Jonah and Ella Couch, Anderson Jarquin and Grey Hayden. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, December 1 at 11:00 am at Hanson United Methodist Church, 290 NE Daisy St., Madison, FL. The family will receive friends at 10:00 am at the church preceeding the services. Arrangements by Beggs Funeral Home, 235 NW. Orange Ave., Madison, FL.