Ella Davenport Shanonhouse West, 91, of 1106 West Williams Circle, Elizabeth City, NC died Monday, July 22, 2013 at her residence. Born in Beaufort County, NC, she was the daughter of the late James Henderson Davenport and Esther Aycock Davenport and the widow of Clarence C. “Chick” West and Roger Shannonhouse. She was a retired secretary, former volunteer at Albemarle Hospital and member of Riverside United Methodist church and the United Methodist Women.
She is survived by a daughter, Dorothy Jo W. Voigt and husband Chuck of Kill Devil Hills, NC; two sons, William R. Shannonhouse and wife Mary Lou of Lynchburg, VA, and David W. Shannonhouse and wife Carolyn of Cary, NC; seven grandchildren, Ryan Shannonhouse, Holly Shannonhouse, Eric Shannonhouse, Roger Shannonhouse, Traci Jansen, Jennifer Shannonhouse, and Alison Stevons; and five great grandchildren. She was pre-deceased by a son, Robert H. Shannonhouse, and a sister, Dorothy Clark.
A memorial service will be Friday, July 26, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at Riverside United Methodist Church with the Rev. Julia Webb-Bowden officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Thursday from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. and immediately after the service in the church fellowship hall. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Riverside UMC, PO Box 1693, Elizabeth City, NC 27906, or The Senior Nutrition Program, 220-D Ocean Highway South, Hertford, NC 27944. Twiford Funeral Homes, Memorial Chapel, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is serving the West family. You may express condolences to the family by visiting www.twifordfh.com.Print Obituary & Condolences