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Aretise Davenport

July 8, 1935 — October 7, 2022

Aretise Davenport

Funeral Services for Aretise (Artie) Davenport will be 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, October 11th at the Eighth Avenue Baptist Church in Teague, Texas with Stephen Davenport and Bro. Darrel Beggs officiating.  Interment will follow in the Greenwood Cemetery. Donnie Anderson, J. D. Hancock, Mike Crockett, James Powell, Mitchell Buck, and Brad Allison will serve as Pallbears.

Visitation with the family will be 5-7 p.m., Monday, at Blair-Stubbs Funeral Home 

Ms. Davenport died peacefully surrounded by loved ones on October 7th.  

Aretise was born in McKinney (Collin County), Texas on July 8, 1935 to A.M. Herrington and Elby Herrington. She was a graduate of Boyd High School in McKinney. After working two years at the Collin County National Bank, she left to go to Baylor University, and eventually received a BS Degree from Texas Christian University. She married Henry Davenport in 1956.  

Miss Artie, as she was called by many who knew her, was a member of the Freestone Baptist Church. She worked in various areas during her lifetime. She was a pastor’s wife for many years, as well as being an assistant probation officer in Tarrant County, a beloved schoolteacher, on the board of directors for the Christian Psychologist, Emergency Red Cross worker, office assistant for First Baptist Church of Teague, she did associational church work, and volunteered for Providence Hospice.  

She was preceded in death by her parents, A.M. and Elby Herrington; Henry Davenport; and son, Stephen E. Davenport. 

She is survived by her two sons, Judson Davenport of Teague; Trozy Davenport and wife, Melissa of Teague; grandson Stephen Davenport and wife, Kristen of Teague; granddaughter Rebecca Powell and husband, James of Teague; granddaughter Ashley Davenport of Teague; and two great-grandchildren, Evelynne and Jesse Powell.  



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Past Services


Monday, October 10, 2022

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

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Funeral Service

Tuesday, October 11, 2022

Starts at 2:00 pm (Central time)

Eighth Avenue Baptist Church

201 S 8th Ave, Teague, TX 75860

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