AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest May 7, 2002, at University Hospital, Mrs. Sara Newsome Dennis, 82, beloved wife of 53 years of Mr. Francis Spain Dennis Jr. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, May 9, 2002, at Aldersgate United Methodist Church with the Rev. Alice Rogers officiating. A private family interment will be at Westover Memorial Park. A native of Wilkes County, Mrs. Dennis was a longtime Augusta resident. She was a member of Aldersgate United Methodist Church where she served on the Alter Guild. She was a member of the Junior League of Augusta where she had served as co-chairman of the Attic Sale and she had also served as the former chairman of the Mothers March of Dimes. Mrs. Dennis was a former member of the Womens Board of University Hospital and the Club of Little Gardens. In addition to her husband, she is survived by her daughter, Mrs. Tobin Barrett (Anne) Trotter of Augusta; her son, Mr. Francis Spain Dennis III; one sister, Mrs. Grace N. Speer of Tampa, Fla.; her grandsons, James Barrett Trotter, Alan Dennis Trotter, Paul Griffis Trotter, Francis Spain Dennis IV and Joseph Bowen Dennis. If so desired, memorials may be made to the University Health Care Foundation, 1350 Walton Way, Augusta, GA 30901 or to the American Red Cross of Augusta, Disaster Relief Fund, 1322 Ellis Street, Augusta, GA 30901. The family will receive friends at the funeral home, from 6 to 8 p.m., tonight, Wednesday. Platts Funeral Home, Inc., 721 Crawford Avenue, Augusta, 733-3636.
The Augusta Chronicle May 8, 2002