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Rev. Dennis E. Southern, age 79, of Kennesaw, GA., passed away on Thursday, June 15, 2017. Rev. Southern was born on July 12, 1937 in Woodstock, GA., a son of the late Virgil Southern and Lillie Mae Stells Southern
Rev. Southern spent most of his life in the Atlanta and Cobb County area. He was a Personnel Director for Georgia Sanitary Pottery from where he retired after thirty-three years of dedicated service. Along with his working career he was also the pastor of Emmanuel Temple Church in Kennesaw for thirty-eight years and dedicated his life to leading souls to Jesus. On September 2, 1955 he married the love of his life Mrs. Elizabeth Funderburk Southern and the two built a beautiful life together, full of countless memories. In his spare time Dennis enjoyed carpentry work and side home reconstructions jobs. Dennis was a dedicated servant to his Lord and Savior, a wonderful husband, a loving father, grandfather, and brother; he will certainly be missed by all who knew and loved him.
Along with his parents Dennis is preceded in death by his son, Dennis L Southern; three brothers, Edgar Southern, William Southern, and Jerry Southern; and two sisters, Margaret Gable and Pat Stone.
He is survived by his loving wife of almost sixty-two years, Elizabeth Southern; one daughter, Sandra Southern of Kennesaw, GA; brother, Larry Southern of Ballground, GA; sister, Ann Rose of Woodstock; daughter-in-law, Debbie Southern; a granddaughter, Ashley Williams; two great-grandchildren, Alexis Greason and Rylan Greason; and several nieces, nephews, extended family members and friends.
A funeral service to honor the life of Rev. Dennis E. Southern will be held at two o'clock in the afternoon on Monday, June 19, 2017 in the Chapel of Winkenhofer Pine Ridge Funeral Home with Rev. Larry Shoop, Rev. Jay Jones, and Larry Southern officiating. Interment will follow in the Kennesaw Memorial Park Cemetery in Marietta, Georgia.
A visitation with the family will take place from six o'clock in the afternoon until nine on Sunday, June 18, 2017 at Winkenhofer Pine Ridge Funeral Home.The following gentlemen have been requested to serve as pallbearers, Jim Gable, Johnny Southern, Ricky Southern, Terry Rose, Keith Southern, and Jeff Southern.
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Winkenhofer Pine Ridge Funeral Home, 2950 North Cobb Parkway Kennesaw, GA 30152, has charge of arrangements for Mr. Dennis E. Southern.