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Bryan-Lee Funeral Homes

Linda Kay Adams

10/18/1943 ~ 10/17/2018

Services will be held: 10/21/2018


Raeford E. Jackson

04/15/1937 ~ 10/17/2018

Services will be held: 10/19/2018

Sue Thornton obit photo

Sue Carol Johnson Thornton

10/09/1944 ~ 10/16/2018

Services will be held: 10/20/2018

Dwight Gay

Dwight “Buddy” Gay

06/11/1956 ~ 10/09/2018

Services will be held:

Bryan-Lee Funeral Homes

Betty Jean King

09/18/1933 ~ 10/08/2018

Services will be held:

Naomi Lee obit pic

Naomi Sommerville Lee

05/29/1920 ~ 10/08/2018

Services will be held: 10/11/2018

Betty Hudson obit pic

Betty Thomas Hudson

08/03/1937 ~ 10/08/2018

Services will be held: 10/12/2018

Joyce Pollard obit photo

Joyce D. Pollard

02/01/1947 ~ 10/08/2018

Services will be held: 10/11/2018

Edna King Davenport

Edna Davenport Obit Photo

03/05/1932 ~ 12/05/2017

RALEIGH – Edna King Davenport, 85, died Tuesday at her home. A native of Wake County, she was the daughter of the late L.O. “Buddy” King and Mary Wall King. She was a lifelong member of Holland’s United Methodist Church where she served as church secretary and youth counselor for many years. A member of the Women’s Civitan Club of Garner, she was retired from the North Carolina National Guard. 

Funeral services will be 3:00 pm Saturday at Holland’s United Methodist Church with burial following in the church cemetery.  

The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 pm Thursday, December 7th at Bryan-Lee Funeral Home, Garner.  

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Roger A. Davenport, Sr. and brother, Dewitt King. 

Survivors include her daughters, Lynne Davenport Murray and husband, Mike of Wendell and Lisa Davenport Stanley and husband, Clint of Raleigh; son, Roger A. “Bud” Davenport, Jr. and wife, Cathy of Garner and “adopted” daughter and best friend, Sherri Searcy; sister, Polly Umstead of Garner; brother, David King of Naples, FL; grandchildren, Michael Stanley, Jennifer S. Ferguson, Blake Murray, Brooke Murray, Parker Stanley, Karlin Stanley, Roger A. Davenport III “Trey”, Griffin Stanley and Tommy Davenport, as well as 6 great-grandchildren.  

Memorial contributions may be made to Able to Serve, 2100 Buffaloe Rd., Garner, NC 27529 or at: abletoserve.org.



6:00-8:00 pm

Bryan-Lee Funeral Home
1200 Benson Road Garner, NC 27529



3:00 pm

Holland's United Methodist Church
9433 Ten-Ten Road Raleigh, NC 27603

Burial to follow in church cemetery


  1. Wayne Campbell

    I am so very sorry for your loss. Your mother was a great person to me as we worked together for a number of years. The world is a better place as a result of her life.

  2. Edith & Bennie Bradley

    May God put HIS arms around you all, and give you peace.
    What a blessing she was to all of you. Love you. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  3. Joyce&Don Batchelor

    So sorry for your loss. Your loss is Heavens gain for sure.

  4. Dale Sauls

    I have known Ms. Edna all of my life growing up at Holland’s. She has always been a kind and loving person. Such a loss is heaven’s gain.

  5. Jerome & Carol Hutto

    Lynne, Lisa, Bud and Family, We are so sorry for your loss. Ms. Edna was so sweet and always had a smile on her face. May God grant you love and peace at this time.

  6. Debbie Woods

    Lisa, I will keep you and your family in my prayers. She is celebrating right now in Heaven.

  7. Mary Bain

    Dear sweet Edna our dear Lord is holding you in His arms… Prayers for peach and comfort to the entire Davenport family.

  8. Norm Kelly

    Edna, was a positave and supporting lnfulance in my life. I will miss that.

  9. Beverly and Graham Spencer

    We will greatly miss Edna! She (and Roger) were the best neighbors anyone could have. They took us under their wings 25 years ago and supported us with much love and care as our boys grew up.
    What a testimony of many close relationships with friends and family members as their driveway constantly had cars coming and going.
    She was profoundly proud of her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren!
    She and Roger will continue to live on in their dear family. Praise the Lord she is whole and in her Father’s Presence!

  10. Betty Jo Perritte

    Lisa, I just found out about Edna Earle and will try to get ready in time for the funeral.
    I will keep you and the family in my prayers. May the memories of your mama comfort you in the days and years to come.

  11. S. Williamson

    Please accept my heart felt sympathy for the loss of your dear loved one. I hope that the God of comfort will strengthen you and your family during this time of sorrow. 1 Corinthians, Chapter 1, verses 3 and 4.

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