The Stanly News and Press (Albemarle, NC)

October 24, 2012

Joe Dennis

The Stanly News & Press

Wednesday, October 24, 2012 — Joe Lee Dennis, 77, of Sweet Home Church Road, Albemarle, died 8:15 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012 in his home.

Private graveside rites will be conducted by Rev. Ron Honeycutt at Anderson Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.

Born Oct. 25, 1934 in Stanly County, he was a son of Flossie Mae Gardner Dennis and the late Alexander A. Dennis. Mr. Dennis was also preceded in death by his grandmother, Henrietta Morton Dennis.

He was a retired maintenance superintendent. Mr. Dennis was also owner and founder of The Homeplace Rest & Retirement in Albemarle.

He was a member of Anderson Grove Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon and also served on the benovolence and cemetery committee. He was also active with the homebound ministry.

He is survived by Bertha H. Dennis; a son, Dwight Joseph Dennis and wife, Debbie, of Albemarle; two daughters, Sharon June Dennis Kelly and husband, Dan of Boonville and Carla Annette Dennis Benton and husband, Craig, of Monroe; a brother, Bobby E. Dennis and wife, Eunice, of Clarkton; seven grandchildren, Josh Kelly of Concord, Heather D. Almond and Alexander Dennis, both of Albemarle, Zachery Kelly and Suzanne Kelly, both of Boonville, C. J. Benton of Boone and Rachel Benton of Monroe; and three great-grandchildren, Ryan and Quinn Almond and Jade Dennis, all of Albemarle.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to the Bible Broadcasting Network (BBN), PO Box 7300, Charlotte, NC 28241 or you may make a contribution online at

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