Dorothy J. Denton, 83, Effingham

Dorothy Jean Denton, 83, of Effingham and formerly of Fayette County, died at 11:50 p.m. on Saturday, May 31, 2008, at St. Anthonys Memorial Hospital in Effingham.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday at Kull Funeral Chapel in Altamont. Burial will be in Alhambra Cemetery in Greenville. Visitation will be held from noon until time of services on Wednesday at the chapel. Memorials: Donors choice.

Mrs. Denton was born on July 18, 1924, in rural Loudon Township near St. Elmo in Fayette County, the daughter of John Henry and Jennie Clark-Tipsword. She married Thomas Red Logsdon, and he died on March 29, 1941. She married Lawrence Wheat in 1946, and he died on Aug. 1, 1981. She married LeRoy Brandmeier in 1989, and he died on June 3, 1993. She married Dale E. Denton on Aug. 12, 1995, and he died in 2001.

She is survived by a son, Bill Wheat and his wife Diane of Chandler, Texas; daughters, Betty Lou Moore of Sacramento, Calif., Jennie Mae Engle of Decatur, Rosie Lee Carter of Effingham, and Mary Ellen Blickem of Sacramento, Calif.; grandsons, Anthony Wheat, Carl Wheat, John Moore, James Moore, Ray Engle, and Tim Carter and his wife Laura; granddaughters, Tammie Wheat, Laura Wheat, Marsha and her husband Danny Stukins, and Becky Rentfro; great-grandchildren, Adam Eugene Wheat, Raymond Edward Wheat, Sierra LeKay Waldron, Erica Renae Moore, Amanda Christine Stukins, Kala Stukins, Gage Carter and four other great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; four husbands; brothers, Louis Tipsword and his wife Earline, and Henry Tipsword, in infancy; and sisters, Maude Mae and husband John William Logue, and Mary Alice Tipsword and Edna Elizabeth Tipsword, both in youth.

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