Dennie Kersey, 75, died Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012 in Appling Healthcare System. Dennie was born May 12, 1936 in Appling County to the late Elbert Shipes and the late Elvie Thomas Shipes. She was a member of Carter’s Chapel. Mrs. Kersey was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Kersey.
Survivors include three daughters, Janie (Wilbur) Breedlove of Hazlehurst, Annette Nash of Baxley and Debbie Wood of Lumber City; two sons, Larry (Susie) Kersey of Griffin and Terry (Elaine) Kersey of Lyons; three sisters, Brenda Love, Diane Wilson and Lucy Overstreet; four brothers, Bob Shipes, Jimmy Shipes, Wadis Shipes and David Shipes; thirteen grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.
Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 1 in the Swain Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. Andrew Kersey and Royce Hulett officiating. Interment followed in Omega Cemetery.
Active pallbearers were grandsons: Michael Kersey, T. J. Beecher, Dale Breedlove, Donnie Nash, Jr., Justin Beecher and Lee Kersey.
Honorary pallbearers were Sarah and Ronnie Boatright, Parker’s of Surrency, Bo Shipes, Brack Lastinger, Willene Floyd, Cathy Temples, Donna Douglas, Wanda Kersey, Lucille White and all friends in attendance.
Musical selections were rendered by Sandra Nettles.
Arrangements were under the direction of Swain Funeral Home.