Francis Spain Dennis (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

AUGUSTA, Ga. - Mr. Francis Spain Dennis III, husband of Deborah Kennedy Dennis died June 14, 2008 at his home under the care of hospice. He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank S. Dennis, Jr. and Sara Newsome Dennis. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, June 17th at 11:00 am at First Baptist Church of Augusta with Dr. Greg DeLoach and Dr. Rodger Murchison officiating. A private family interment will be held at Westover Memorial Park. Mr. Dennis was a long-time resident of Augusta. He was a graduate of Augusta Preparatory Day School (1969), the Georgia Institute of Technology (1973) with a degree in Industrial Engineering, and Augusta State University (1980) with an MBA. Mr. Dennis also served his country in the U.S. Navy. Mr. Dennis was a self-employed investor. He was formerly associated with Augusta Iron and Steel Works, Inc. and was formerly the CEO of Babb Corporation in Social Circle, GA, a truck body manufacturing company. Mr. Dennis was a member of First Baptist Church of Augusta and Augusta Country Club. He is a former member of the Rotary Club of Augusta where he served as president in 1986-87 and Leadership Augusta Class of 1983. He also served on the local Easter Seals Board from 1981-1990, serving as chairman in 1985, and the state Easter Seals Board from 1984-1987. Mr. Dennis achieved the rank of Eagle Scout and worked a number of years on the Georgia-Carolina Council of Boy Scouts. In addition to his wife of 27 years, he is survived by his two sons, Frank S. Dennis IV and Joseph Bowen Dennis, and his sister, Anne Dennis Trotter, all of Augusta. The family will receive friends at Platt's Funeral Home at 721 Crawford Ave. on Monday, June 16th from 6-8 pm. Honorary pallbearers will be David B. Bell, Dr. David L. Booker, Raymond G. Chadwick, Dr. Sumner L. Fishbein, The Honorable Gayle B. Hamrick, Dr. Stanley T. Smith, Dr. George W. Williams, Jr., and Gerald W. Woods. If so desired, memorials may be made to University Health Care Foundation, Art Patchin Endowment, 2100 Central Ave., Augusta, GA 30904., First Baptist Church of Augusta, 3500 Walton Way Extension, Augusta, GA 30909, Easter Seals East Georgia, 1500 Wrightsboro Road, Augusta, Georgia 30904, or a charity of one's choice. Platts Funeral Home, 721 Crawford Ave., Augusta, GA. 706-733-3636 Sign the guestbook at

The Augusta Chronicle-June 15, 2008