Edna Earle Dent

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Thursday, July 8, 2010 at Newton County Funeral Home - South Chapel with Rev. George Felton officiating. Burial will be in Garlandville Cemetery. Newton County Funeral Home South, 100 Old Highway 15 Loop, Newton, is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Dent, 89 of Newton, died Monday, July 5, 2010 at her residence. She was a native of Lauderdale County, and had been a resident of the Garlandville Community for over 73 years. She was an active member of the Newton Presbyterian Church for over 50 years. She was a homemaker and a community and church volunteer. She was a true Southern hostess, entertaing many friends and family in her home over the years.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years: Hillman McNeil Dent; her parents: Fred and Katie White Little; and her brother: Bud Little

Survivors Include: her daughters: Kathryn Dent (John) Tillman of Sanford, FL; and Norma (Jim) Hoots of Nashville, TN; her grand-daughter: Lisa Mabry of Murfreesboro, TN and her great-grandsons: Phillip Mabry, Jr., and Tyler McNeil Mabry, both of Murfreesboro, TN; her sisters: Mazelle Tillman of Meridian, MS; and Doris Pittman, Colorado Springs, CO; and her brother: Ray Little, Fredericksburg, VA;

Pallbearers will be James Tillman, Joe Tillman, Jim Tillman, Charles Horne, Greg Horne and Wayne Horne.

Honorary Pallbearers will be the Elders and Deacons of Newton Prebyterian Church.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, July 7, 2010 from 5 P.M. - 7 P.M. at the funeral home.

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