Gay Roughton Davenport

Published 6:58 am Saturday, June 12, 2021

February 19, 1942 – June 9, 2021

Gay Roughton Davenport, age 79, of Columbia, NC, passed away peacefully at home on June 9, 2021 after an extensive battle with cancer.

Gay was born in Columbia, NC to the late Morris Wesley (Mutt) Roughton and Dimple Spencer Roughton on February 19, 1942

Gay was a devout Christian woman who worked hard all her life to provide the best for her family. Gay’s interests included her family, her beloved hummingbirds, reading and genealogy.

A funeral service will be held at 3 p.m., on Sunday, June 13, 2021 at Cabin Swamp Church of Christ, with Gregg Brookins officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Mrs. Davenport is survived by Joseph Davenport, her husband of almost 21 years; her 4 children:  Michelle R. Swain of Raleigh, NC, Patty R. Spear and husband, Don, of Creswell, NC, Candace D. McNair of Creswell, NC, and Virginia D. Smith and husband, Todd, of Edenton, NC.

Gay is also survived by her beloved siblings, Wayne Morris Roughton of Columbia, NC and Teanie Roughton Armstrong, also of Columbia, NC, as well as eight grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, two great-great grandchildren.

Visitation will be 2-3 p.m., Sunday, June 13, 2021, at the Cabin Swamp Church of Christ, Columbia, NC. The family will also receive visitors at the family home on Riverneck Road in Columbia.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Cabin Swamp Church of Christ at PO Box 269, Columbia, NC  27925.

The family of Mrs. Davenport wishes to extend our sincere thanks to the Cabin Swamp Church family, our extended family, Kathy Payne, and the Amedisys Hospice organization.

Arrangements are by Bryan Funeral Service, Columbia.

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