Eleanor Davenport Spires
- August 30, 1925 - July 3, 2012
- Mer Rouge, Louisiana
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“Dear John and Frances, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Your mother was a dear and she was deeply loved. I pray that your family is well. love...Read More »
1 of 29 | Posted by: cherri farrar - edmond, OK
“Praying for you all as you continue to heal from the loss of your mother. From what I"ve read she sounds like an amazing woman!
2 of 29 | Posted by: Greg & Jennifer Poppy - HI
“Our sincere blessing and thoughts are with you all, as you say goodbye to this wonderful lady.
3 of 29 | Posted by: Dee Dee and Marty Mangrum - LA
“Because of my father, Son Sisson, I knew the NAMES of most everyone in Mer Rouge although I never officially met them. I especially want to thank...Read More »
4 of 29 | Posted by: Bonnie Sisson Manning - Fullerton, CA
“We are very sorry for your loss. Ms.Eleanor was a very special lady and will be missed. Praying the family will find comfort at this time. G.C. and...Read More »
5 of 29 | Posted by: Sue Rainbolt-Tatum - Mer Rouge, LA
“I loved talking to Mrs. Eleanor. She was such a thoughtful, entertaining, and a very caring person. Her part of the world was made better by her...Read More »
6 of 29 | Posted by: ANNETTE MCINTYRE - Bastrop, LA
“I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your wonderful Mom. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
7 of 29 | Posted by: Doug Estep - Baton Rouge, LA
“Dignified, refined, gracious, and a true southern lady. These are words that we use to describe this sweet,sweet lady. May your hearts be comforted...Read More »
8 of 29 | Posted by: Walter & Wilma Bonner - Bastrop, LA
“I am so very sorry about your loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
9 of 29 | Posted by: Rose-Marie Baker - Bastrop, LA
“I was so very sorry to hear of your loss. She was a very sweet lady and I know she will be missed dearly. My toughts and prayers go out to you and...Read More »
10 of 29 | Posted by: Rita White - Bastrop, LA
“My heart goes out to your Family in this time of grief. She was a wonderful Lady and will be missed so much. May God be with you. Sharron
11 of 29 | Posted by: Sharron Wood - Bastrop, LA
“How many wonderful memories I have of times spent with the Spires Bunch! We are all keeping you in our hearts and thoughts today. How very special...Read More »
12 of 29 | Posted by: Libby Lee Berry - Eunice, NM
“We are so sorry for the loss of your precious mother and grandmother. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.
13 of 29 | Posted by: Sandra & Shelby Templeton - LA
“So sorry to hear of the loss to the family and the community. She will certainly be missed by all. Our prayers are with you . Jerry and Polly ...Read More »
14 of 29 | Posted by: Jerry and POLLY DOLES - FL
“My family and I just keep all of you in our hearts, thoughts, and prayers. She was a wonderful lady and I will just repeat Joie's words of Tuesday ...Read More »
15 of 29 | Posted by: Mary Ann Lee Waldrop - San Angelo, TX
“DR. ALLEN SPIRES,& MS. ELEANOR'S FAMILY, I AM SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS...SHE WAS A SWEET LADY, AND I REMEMBER HER SMILE AND KINDNESS WHEN I WORKED AT...Read More »
16 of 29 | Posted by: RITA B. WITCHER - OAK GROVE, LA
“Mrs. Eleanor will forever be in our hearts.
17 of 29 | Posted by: Ricky & Becky Halterman - TX
“So sorry ! She was such a sweet person! Prayers are going out for the family! We love yall!
18 of 29 | Posted by: bozo anderson - oak grove, LA
“To the Spires Family, We are so sorry to hear of the loss to your family. Mrs. Nor was a very sweet lady and I know she will be missed. May God...Read More »
19 of 29 | Posted by: David & Kay Barham Ouellette - LA
“I AM VERY SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS YOUR FAMILY IS IN MY HEART LIKE ALWAYS WE LOVE YOU
20 of 29 | Posted by: Dewayne Glass - Mer Rouge, LA
“so sorry about your loss,She was a wonderful lady and will be missed greatly.
21 of 29 | Posted by: Don and Ruth Costin - BASTROP, LA
“Dr Allen Spires and family,We are so sorry for the loss of your mother she has left behind a great legacy. May the Lord wrap his loving arms around...Read More »
22 of 29 | Posted by: Damon Sarah and Aaron Anderson - LA
“Our love and prayers are with the family. May God be with you during your time of sorrow.
23 of 29 | Posted by: Leroy and Carolyn Cureington - LA
“What a grand lady and friend, Miss Eleanor was to all that met her. I will cherish the memories and love the joy she had in telling about the boys...Read More »
24 of 29 | Posted by: Diane Williams - Bastrop, LA
“To the memory of a beautiful, classy lady: "Nor" always had a smile and a kind word for everyone. She was gracious and charming and always the...Read More »
25 of 29 | Posted by: Win Brandon - Littleton, CO
“Sorry to hear about the loss of your Mother, she was a dear Lady and will be missed.
26 of 29 | Posted by: Barbara Lynn Stacy - LA
“So very sorry to hear about your loss. Miss Eleanor was a very dear, gracious lady. Our community will miss her greatly.
27 of 29 | Posted by: Ginger Limerick - Bastrop, LA
“Our most sincere thoughts and prayers are with your family at this time of loss. Dana, Leslie and David Bell
28 of 29 | Posted by: Dana V. Bell Family - Quail, TX
“Dear Spires Family, Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over each and everyone of you and May your hearts...Read More »
29 of 29 | Posted by: Jan Nelson - Mer Rouge, LA
Mrs. Eleanor Davenport Spires Cox Funeral Home Bastrop, Louisiana Born August 30, 1925, in the family home in Mer Rouge, Eleanor Compton Davenport Spires died peacefully on July 3, 2012. Eleanor was preceded in death by her parents, Mr and Mrs. C. C. Davenport, and her husband, William V. Spires, Sr. Survived by four sons, Dr. William V. Spires, Jr., of Shreveport, and Dr. Timothy D. Spires and wife Kathleen, John G. Spires and wife Frances, and Dr. Allen L. Spires and wife Lori, all of Mer Rouge; she was lovingly known as "Nor" to grandchildren Eleanor Spires Bergin and husband Jaron, Dr. Timothy D. Spires, Jr., and wife Katharine, Kathleen Larkin Spires, Morgan Spires Hilyer and husband Brandon, Sarah McBride Spires, William Gates Spires, Allen L. Spires, Jr., Samuel Slayden Spires, Leslie McDowell Spires, George Alexander Spires and Joseph Marx Spires; and "Nor-Nor" by her great-grandchildren, Margaret Garner Bergin, Catherine Compton Bergin, Alexander Ryan Spires, Camille Stirling Spires, Ruffin Davenport Spires and Aubrey Mae Hilyer. She also is survived by cousins John Compton, of Baton Rouge, Elizabeth Hertzog, of Nachitoches; and Eleanor Underwood, of Orlando, Florida; sister-in-law, Bettie Spires Tritton, of El Paso, Texas, special friends Frances Coenen, Shelley Coats Jones and many, many others. Eleanor attended school in Mer Rouge, Louisiana, where she graduated in 1942. She attended Louisiana State University during World War II and was an active member of Delta Delta Delta Sorority. While volunteering at the local USO chapter in Baton Rouge, she met and soon married a young cowboy-turned-fighter pilot who would be her husband of 62 years, Bill Spires. Airplanes and horses and children and grandchildren, would forever be part of her life. Eleanor was very active in the Episcopal Church, organizing the establishment of two new churches in the Episcopal Diocese of West Texas during the 1950's. She loved the Church and served in almost every capacity on the local and national level. She was a member and regent of the Abram Morehouse Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Between her family duties and activities, Eleanor found time to play and become a master bridge player. Visitation will be held Thursday, July 5, 2012, at 12:00 noon, at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church in Mer Rouge, Louisiana, under the direction of Cox Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow at 2:00 p.m., July 5, 2012, also in the chapel of St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, under the direction of Fr. Frank Swindle. Private interment will follow at Mer Rouge Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers are Dr. Daven Spires, William Morgan Davenport, Alex Rankin, Thomas H. B. Rankin Jr., John Shackelford and Richard Blackwell. Honorary pallbearers are Jerry L. Jones, William Hayden, Dr. John Ziegler, James Tritton, Frank B. Jones, Tommy Burris, Giles Lee and James Blakely. The family would like to extend thanks to the many care givers at Quality Home Health, Morehouse General Hospital and especially The Oak Woods of Mer Rouge Rehabilitation and Wellness for their loving kindness over the past several years. Memorials may be made to St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, P.O. Box 65, Mer Rouge, Louisiana 71261.