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Elder James Stephenson Denning
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Birth: Oct. 10, 1921
Johnston County
North Carolina, USA
Death: Feb. 2, 2008
Wake County
North Carolina, USA

Elder James S. Denning, age 86, of 278 Railroad St. died Saturday at Wake Medical Center in Raleigh.

Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Tuesday at Rose & Graham Funeral Home Chapel in Coats. Officiating will be the Elders R.L. Fish and Virgil Davis. Burial will follow in the Sandy Grove Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery, Angier.
Elder Denning was born October 10, 1921 in Johnston County to the late Willis E. and Bessie Stephenson Denning. He was a retired Funeral Director having served with three local funeral homes, Rose & Graham Funeral Home, Coats Funeral Home and the former Overby Funeral Home of Coats and he was the owner of Denning Flower Shop in Coats.

Elder Denning was a veteran of the U.S. Army in World War II, who fought in the European theater and the Battle of the Bulge. He was a Bronze Star Medal recipient. He was a member of Fellowship Primitve Baptist Church and served as Pastor. He also served as Pastor of Clement Primitive Baptist Church, Bethany Primitive Baptist Church and Sapony Primitive Baptist Church in Rocky Mount.

Surviving include wife of 60 years, Clara Dupree Denning; daughters and sons-in-law, Linda and Ron Byrd of Coats, Diane and Larry Barefoot of Dunn; son and daughter- in-law, Ron and Joan Denning of Fayetteville; sister, Lena Sambataro of New Jersey; brother, Bobby Denning of Atlanta, GA; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Monday evening at Rose & Graham Funeral Home in Coats.

Condolences may be sent to the family at 
Family links: 
  Willis Eli Denning (1888 - 1970)
  Bessie Lena Stephenson Denning (1892 - 1964)
  Willis Edward Denning (1913 - 1933)*
  Ira Turlington Denning (1920 - 1922)*
  James Stephenson Denning (1921 - 2008)
  Aaron Glenn Denning (1923 - 1984)*
*Calculated relationship
Sandy Grove Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery
Harnett County
North Carolina, USA
Created by: Keith Lee
Record added: Nov 18, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 120494793
Elder James Stephenson Denning
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