Bess Davenport, 86, of Iuka, MS, died Tuesday, March 7, 2017, at Tishomingo Manor in Iuka. Mrs. Davenport loved spending her time around people, especially her friends and family. She enjoyed jigsaw puzzles and eating at The Dinner Bell. Funeral services are scheduled for 3:00 p.m., Thursday, March 9, 2017, at Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel in Iuka, officiated by Bro. Nathaniel Bullard and Bro. Jamie Nanney. Interment will follow in First Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery. Visitation is scheduled for 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 08, 2017 at Cutshall Funeral Home in Iuka. Cutshall Funeral Home of Iuka, MS is entrusted with arrangements. She is survived by one daughter, Debra Davis; two sisters, Lucy Parsons (Ray) and Reba Newman; her granddaughter, Kristy Oden (Jered); and her great grandchildren, Addison and Hadley Oden. She was preceded in death by her parents, Hobart and Serepta Short; her husband, Cliff Davenport; her sister, Loretta Bucsko; and her brothers, Howard Short and Ray Short. Memorials may be made to the Iuka First Freewill Baptist Church Building Fund. An online guest book may be accessed at www.cutshallfuneralhome.com.