Daughter of Confederate soldier – Corrine Davenport – passes away, funeral Friday in Nashville

I am personally saddened to announce that Corrine Davenport, daughter of Confederate soldier – Henry Clay Smith, Co G, 4th TN Cav. – passed away yesterday. She would have been 98 this December. A friend very close to the family texted me last night to deliver the news.

Here are the funeral details:

Visitation: 4 – 7 Friday , First Baptist Church, downtown Nashville

Funeral: 11:00 Saturday, at the church with visitation 1 hour before the service

Burial at Woodlawn Cemetery – Thompson Lane, Nashville

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I was very fortunate to meet Ms. Davenport in 2011 on the occasion of her 96th birthday. She was so sweet and funny too.  I sat beside Ms. Davenport at her birthday party and she kept telling me, “I wished they’d cut the cake.”  So finally, when her birthday cake was presented to her a family member said, “Make a wish.”  Ms. Davenport blurted out, “I WISH you’d cut the cake!”  Here’s a picture of her blowing out the candles.

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The Franklin community was treated to special appearances by two then-living sons and a living daughter (Ms. Davenport) when we reburied the unknown soldier in October 2009.

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Pictured above (2009) are James Brown (passed away in Feb 2012), Ms. Davenport (passed away Aug 23rd) and Harold Becker (still living in Michigan). This is an amazing picture.  Each of these individuals had fathers who fought in the American Civil War.

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