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Mrs. Sylvia Dennis

Mrs. Sylvia Dennis

Mrs. Sylvia L. Dennis, age 79, of the English Eddy Community, died on Sunday, August 15, 2021, at her home after a brief illness.

Mrs. Dennis was a native of Toombs County, living there most of her life, and in English Eddy since 1965. She was a 1960 graduate of Toombs Central High School. She earned an Associate degree from Abraham-Baldwin Agricultural College in Tifton, and Bachelor’s degree in History from Georgia Southern College in Statesboro. She retired as director after more than 30 years with the Toombs County Department of Children and Family Services. She was a member of the former English Eddy Presbyterian Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Jim Willard “JW” Lockley and Flora Belle George Lockley; and 1 sister, Diane Lockley Pennington. Her family includes her husband of 58 years, Fred Dennis of English Eddy; 2 children, Tami Paulitta Dennis of Arlington, VA, and Freddy Dennis and wife Jennifer of English Eddy; 1 sister, Gail Lockley Leith of the Providence Community; 1 sister-in-law, Carol Dennis of St. Simons Island; 4 grandchildren, Jenna Stuckey and husband Michael of Alpharetta, Will Dennis (US Coast Guard) and wife Sarah of Houston, TX, Erin Dennis of Washington, D.C., and Brandon Dennis of English Eddy; 5 great-grandchildren, James Stuckey and Sophie Sylvia Stuckey, Liam Dennis and Rhea Dennis, and Camilla Dennis; and 3 nieces, Tara Cusick, Kara Shuck, and Alice Rodriguez.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Community Hospice Foundation, P.O. Box 2277, Vidalia, GA 30475, or to the charity of your choice.

Ronald V. Hall


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