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Former Mayor Davenport dies
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Former four-term McMinnville Mayor and decorated Vietnam War veteran Royce Davenport died Tuesday morning at his home. He was 66.Davenport served four terms as McMinnville mayor and was a driving force behind a number of influential city projects. He was mayor during downtown revitalization, during construction of Gilley Pool, and when projects like the Farmers Market pavilion and Barren Fork Greenway were completed.“He was a person who made things happen,” said current McMinnville Mayor Jimmy Haley, who served with Davenport as an alderman for six years.