April 24, 2019
82 year old Maurella Frances Davenport of Smithville passed away Wednesday at her residence. She was a retired waitress and a member of the First Assembly of God. The funeral will be Saturday at 3 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Iain Swisher will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 11 a.m. until the service at 3 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Alva and Syble Bishop; husband, Lloyd Davenport; daughter, Kathryn Bentley; son, Keith Kidd; and a grandson, Bradley Kelly. Survivors include three children, Linda Knowles and Alvin Kidd of Smithville and Syble and Michael Tucker of Detroit. Eleven grandchildren, eight great grandchildren, and thirteen great great grandchildren. A brother, Floyd and Nancy Montie of Michigan and a sister, Gloria and Ron Tayek of Iowa. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Donations may be made to Love-Cantrell Funeral Home to help with burial expenses.