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Virginia Collier Dennis

Mrs. Virginia Collier Dennis, age 93, of Barnesville, passed away on Sept. 27, 2013 in a Lamar County healthcare facility. She was born June 22,1920 to the late Mr. Durward Cuthbert Collier and Mrs. Annie Reid McGarlty Collier. Mrs. Dennis was also preceded in death by her husband, Mr. William Wade Dennis. She retired from Gordon Military High School as a teacher and librarian. Mrs. Dennis was the former owner, editor and publisher of The Pike County Journal and The Georgia Post of Roberta and was also the author of the column “A to Z” in the Barnesville News Gazette for 25 years while serving as a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and the United Daughters of the Confederacy. She also was a horticulturist, marionettist and a painter. Survivors include two daughters, Angelyn (and Ron) Spangenberg and Melinda Dennis; four grandchildren, Grace Schultz, Sarah Shultz, Penny Williamson and Megan Williamson; two nephews and some distant cousins. Funeral services for Mrs. Virginia Collier Dennis will be conducted Monday, Sept. 30, 2013 at 2 p.m. in the Chapel of Williams Funeral Home with Rev. Dana Overton-Garrett officiating. Interment will be private. The family will receive friends at the Williams Funeral Home on Monday, Sept. 30, 2013 from 1 p.m. until the service hour. Those who wish may view the memorial page and sign the guestbook online at Williams Funeral Home of Barnesville is in charge of the arrangements, 770-358-1678.

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