ROYSTON – John Henry Denny, 85, died Friday, May 8, 2009, at the Hart County Hospital in Hartwell.
Born in Hart County on February 23, 1924, he was the son of the late Comas Hoyt and Florence Rucker Denny. He was a former Hart County Sheriff Deputy and was retired as a revenue agent, having worked with the State of Georgia. He was a cattle and poultry farmer, member of Hart County Cattleman’s Association, and member of the Holly Springs Baptist Church, where he was a former deacon. Mr. Denny was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Fowler Denny.
Survivors include sisters and brother-in-law, Charlotte Denny Ayers, Greenville, S.C., Marilyn Denny and Burchell Martin, Hartwell; stepson, Bobby Phillips, Lavonia; and stepdaughters and spouses, Sandra and Donald Ray, Hartwell, and Annette and Harold Allen, Danielsville.
Funeral services were held Monday, May 11, at the Holly Springs Baptist Church with the Rev. Mike Westbrook officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Holly Springs Baptist Church Cemetery Fund.
Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, was in charge of arrangements.