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Official Obituary of

Helen Ruth Dennis

March 4, 1939 ~ May 12, 2022 (age 83) 83 Years Old

Helen Dennis Obituary

  • Ms. Helen Ruth Dennis (age 83) departed this earthly plane to blessed heavenly rest on  May 12, 2022. 
  • A graveside service will be held to celebrate the life of Ms. Helen Ruth Dennis at 12 noon on Wednesday, May 18, 2022. Reverend Terry Dorsey will serve as eulogist.
  • Graveside Service Location: Eastside Eatonton Cemetery, 124 Hogan Blvd, Eatonton, GA 31024
  • The family has respectfully requested that any persons attending services please be considerate and wear a mask.

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Ms. Helen Ruth Dennis was born in Putnam County on March 4, 1939, to the late Austin Lee Dennis, Sr. and Frances Hurt Dennis.  She was the only daughter in a family of six children.

At an early age Helen accepted Jesus Christ as her savior, joining St. John AME Church; she loved worshipping with her father. As an adult, Helen joined Texas AME Church, where she regularly attended services. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Putnam Chapter #34 too.

In 1957, Helen graduated from Butler-Baker High School, after which she attended Spelman College in Atlanta, GA. There Helen earned her bachelor’s degree in Education, but later she would continue her studies at Atlanta University, ultimately earning a master’s degree in Education as well.

After college, Helen’s career as an Educator began in the Henry County School System, but a few years in she decided to return home to Putnam County. There she continued teaching, impacting countless students’ lives for years; she even earned recognition and distinction as a Teacher of the Year. There were few things Helen loved more than teaching, and she was always encouraging her students to be the best they could be! It was only after 38 years of dedicated service that Helen retired from the Putnam County School System in 2003.

Though she retired from teaching, it was not yet time for Helen to leave the workforce. Helen continued her employment at the department store Sears, where she joined their sales team as Children’s Department Manager. For over fifty years, Helen enjoyed helping many a customer, and other sales associates, at Sears before finally taking her well-earned retirement in 2019.

Helen’s passions in life included cooking, sewing, gardening, traveling, spending time with her family; she started traveling as a young child with her Aunt Baby. Most of all, Helen loved to help others. Helen was also known to spoil her family, especially her nieces and nephews. She did everything from sewing outfits for her young nieces, to purchasing back-to-school clothes for all.

Helen was preceded in death by her beloved parents and her brothers, Lyman Nicky Dennis, Charles Hurt, Austin Lee Dennis, Jr., and V. Dwain Dennis. 

To cherish her memory, Helen leaves her loving brother, Frederick (Annie Ruth) Dennis of Eatonton; two sisters-in-law, Lillian R. Dennis of Atlanta and Rosie C. Dennis of Eatonton; one uncle, Felly Dennis of Stockton, CA; one aunt, Ollie Mae Brundage of Eatonton; as well as a host of other nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

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24 Hour Viewing
May 17, 2022

12:00 PM
Hurt's Funeral Home of Eatonton
110 N Maple Ave
Eatonton, GA 31024

Graveside Service
May 18, 2022

12:00 PM
Eastside Eatonton City Cemetery
124 Hogan Boulevard

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