October 15, 1925 - October 4, 2018
(ATLANTA, GA) Gloria Deans Davenport passed away peacefully, surrounded by family on Thursday October 4, 2018 following a lengthy illness. Gloria was a resident of Bristol, TN. She was preceded in death by her father, Earl R. Deans, mother, Nova Whitlock Deans, brothers Walter W. Deans, David M. Deans, sister, Barbara Deans Christiphine, husband Robert L. Davenport and son Michael Deans Davenport. She is survived by her daughter, Diane Davenport Fullen and husband Jack; grandson Aaron Robert Fullen, his wife Katerina and their twin sons Walter Dean Fullen and Morgan Roy Fullen and grandson David Maxwell Fullen and his wife Melissa and their daughter Grace Elaine Fullen, all of Atlanta. She is also survived by several dear nieces and nephews. Gloria was born in Scranton, PA on October 15, 1925. She was a graduate of Logan High School in Logan, WV and Morris-Harvey College in Charleston, WV. She was Laboratory Director at Charleston Memorial Hospital in Charleston, WV and at Bristol Memorial Hospital in Bristol, TN. In 1967, Gloria opened Davenport Laboratory in Bristol and operated that business until it was sold to LabCorp in the mid-1990’s. She was especially proud that Davenport Laboratory was consistently ranked among the top five clinically proficient laboratories in the state of Tennessee, including all private and hospital laboratories. She was a member of Central Presbyterian Church in Bristol, VA for over 70 years. Gloria was a devoted daughter, wife, mother, sister and aunt and will always be remembered for hosting festive gatherings and events for family, especially at Christmastime. Funeral services will be held at Akard Funeral Home in Bristol, TN on Saturday, October 13, 2018 at 2:00 PM, Pastors Ann and Frank Aichinger officiating. Burial will follow at Mountain View Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Akard Funeral Home one hour prior to the funeral service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Central Presbyterian Church, 301 Euclid Avenue in Bristol, Virginia, 24201. Condolences may be left for the family at akardfuneralhome.com Akard Funeral Home, 1912 West State St., Bristol, TN (423) 989-4800 is serving the Davenport family.
(ATLANTA, GA) Gloria Deans Davenport passed away peacefully, surrounded by family on Thursday October 4, 2018 following a lengthy illness. Gloria was a resident of Bristol, TN. She was preceded in death by her father, Earl R. Deans, mother,... View Obituary & Service Information
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