September 27, 2019 12:53 am
Elizabeth Dennis, our oldest parishioner at age 100, passed away yesterday at her home. She was the former Mary Elizabeth Cecil, a native of Nelson County, and a member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Marvin Dennis; her children, Michael, Thomas, Mark, and Steve Dennis, and Clara Yvonne Brangers; siblings, Joseph Jesse Cecil, Jr. and Dorothy Barnes. She is survived by two sons, Barry and Jesse Dennis; three daughters, Mary Marla Dunn, Rose Marie Gutermuth, and Rebecca Kathy Wells; two sisters, Mary Denbo and Helen Hodge; two half-sisters, Shirley Mae Miles and Norma Jean Wood; along with twenty-seven grandchildren, thirty-four great-grandchildren, and a host of great-great and great-great-great grandchildren. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Monday at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church with burial to follow in Highland Memory Gardens. Friends may visit from 2-8 p.m. Sunday at McFarland-Troutman-Proffitt Funeral Home.