Eunice Melda Davenport Tumblin - Laurens

Eunice Melda Davenport Tumblin, 77, of 249 Lee Carey Rd. and wife of the late Eugene Garrett Tumblin, passed away Wednesday, May 17, 2017, at Laurens County Hospital.

Born in Laurens County, she was a daughter of the late Leonard Marion Davenport and Viola Burton Davenport Hollingsworth.  A member of Bellview Baptist Church, she was a loving mother and grandmother.

She is survived by:  her children, Shelby Jean Tumblin of Laurens and Bryan Tumblin and wife Sheila of Laurens; brothers, Robert Davenport of Greenwood and Rayford Hollingsworth of Batesburg;  grandchildren, Phillip Tumblin, Blake Tumblin, and Heather Tumblin Staton.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was predeceased by:  a son, Jeffrey Tumblin; a brother, Donnie Davenport; and a sister, Marlene Westberry.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Saturday, May 20, 2017, at Bellview Baptist Church, conducted by Rev. Adam Powers and Rev. J.D. Putman, Jr. with burial in the church cemetery.

The family will be at the home and will receive friends at The Kennedy Mortuary on Friday, May 19, 2017, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm.

Memorials may be made to Bellview Baptist Church Building Fund, 757 Bellview Church Rd., Laurens, SC 29360.

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