DAVENPORT, D. L.
D.L. “Levern” Davenport, 81, of Powder Springs, died July 18, 2011. Services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, July 21, 2011, in the Mayes Ward-Dobbins Chapel, Marietta, with Rev. Rodney Colston officiating. Burial will follow at Cheatham Hill Memorial Park, Marietta. Mr. Davenport was the son of William and Arie Davenport. After serving in the U.S. Army, he married his wife, Ann, in 1950. He worked at Lockheed nine years, leaving in 1963 to go into the car business. He opened an auto detail shop in 1982 which he ran until retirement. After retiring, Mr. Davenport enjoyed spending time with his family and friends at Lake Wedowee in Alabama. He was a member of Lost Mountain Baptist Church. Mr. Davenport is survived by his wife, Ann Rakestraw Davenport, of Powder Springs; one daughter, Prissy Dixon & husband, David, of Powder Springs; two sons, Hal Davenport & wife, Robin, and Mark Davenport & wife, Angie, all of Dallas; 10 grandchildren, Tracy Lee, Chris Davenport, Barry Williams, Misty Dyvig, Scott Pritchett, Heath Dixon, Daniel Dixon, Allen Davenport, Michael Davenport, and Billy Davenport; 16 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, at the funeral home. Mayes Ward-Dobbins Funeral Home & Crematory, Marietta. www.mayeswarddobbins.com