Thelma Oliver Davenport 

Published 9:52 pm Monday, July 2, 2018

Thelma Oliver Davenport, 79 of Winterville and formerly of Roper died Friday, June 29, 2018 at Vidant Medical Center in Greenville. 

Born July 25, 1938 in Washington County she was the daughter of the late Garfield Oliver and Bertha Jethro Oliver and was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Henry R. Davenport; sons, Richard Lee Davenport and James Christopher Davenport; sister, Ruth O. Brown and brother, Marvin L. Oliver. Thelma was a homemaker and member of Hope Free Will Baptist Church. 

Her family includes her daughter, Sue Davenport Luton and husband Morris of Winterville, whom she resided with these past six years; brothers, Mahlon Oliver of Plymouth, Melvin Oliver of Pungo, and Doug Oliver of Roper, sister, Doris O. Long of Plymouth, grandchildren, David Luton, Tracy L. Shirley, Joshua Davenport, Daniel Davenport, Marshall Davenport, Nick Davenport and Tyler Davenport; eleven great grandchildren; daughter-in-law, Bonnie Cooper, many loving nieces, nephews and special caregiver Clara King. Funeral service will be held Tuesday, July 3, 2018 at 11 a.m. at Maitland Funeral Home, Plymouth with Pastor Leonard Bowers officiating. Burial will follow in Hillside Memorial Gardens. Family will receive friends on Tuesday, July 3, 2018 at the funeral home following the service. 

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Arrangements are by Maitland Funeral Home, Plymouth. Online condolences may be made to the family at