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Obituary

Mr. Jimmy Lee Dennis, 65, of Lillington passed away Thursday, February 8, 2018 at Emerald Health and Rehabilitation Center in Lillington after a long struggle with kidney disease and cancer. He was born in Harnett County, the son of the late Wright and Fannie O’Quinn Dennis. Jimmy was the baby of thirteen children. He worked as an electrician for most of his life until becoming disabled. Jimmy loved cutting grass, gardening, the outdoors and spending time with family and friends. He was preceded in death by brothers, Baby George Dennis, Wayne Dennis, Wright Dennis, Jr., George William Dennis; sisters, Margaret White, Ellon Upchurch, Eyvone Womack, Lula Mae Dennis; son-in-law, Wesley Gunter. Jimmy was a loving husband, father and brother.

Jimmy is survived by his wife, Betty Dennis of the home; 2 daughters, Doris Gunter of Broadway, Amanda Griffis and husband Derrick of Sanford; 2 sisters, Anita Dezso of Lillington, Jewel Damon of Sanford; 2 brothers, Clyde Dennis and wife Henrietta of Lillington, Ralph Dennis and wife Hilda of Lillington; many nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be conducted at 3:00 PM Saturday, February 10, 2018 at O’Quinn-Peebles-Phillips Chapel in Lillington with Rev. Dan Deaton officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Saturday from 2:00-3:00 PM and other times at the home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to American Kidney Fund, 11921 Rockville Pike, Suite 300, Rockville, MD 20852/ www.kidneyfund.org.