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Posted: January 5, 2013 4:28 p.m.

Cora Hays Dennis

Caldwell & Cowan Funeral Home

Cora Hays Dennis, of Mansfield, passed away January 4, 2013, at the age of 90. She was preceded in death by her husband, Julian H. (Bow) Dennis; and parents William Penn and Irene (Goins) Hays.

"Miss Cora" along with "Mr. Bow" were pillars of the Mansfield and Newton County communities for over half a century. She was a loving and devoted wife and partner in marriage and business for over 65 years. Gran loved and spoiled her children and grandchildren, and they loved her dearly in return. "Miss Cora" was a faithful and active member of Mansfield Baptist Church and later First Baptist Church of Covington, serving in numerous teaching and leadership roles; PTA president; Cub Scout den mother; Band Booster; and mentor and friend to generations of family and friends.

Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Kathy (Dennis) and Tom Underdown of Winter Springs, FL; son, W. Michael Dennis of Longwood, FL; grandchildren, Meghan Dennis and husband, Jason Sabotin; Jenny Dennis Carey and husband, Jack; Karin Underdown; and great-grandson, Edward William Carey.

Funeral services for "Miss Cora" will be held Monday, January 7, 2013, 11 a.m., at First Baptist Church in Covington with Rev. Charles Reynolds and Rev. Josh Cornett officiating with interment following in Carmel Cemetery, in Mansfield. The family will receive friends at Caldwell & Cowan Funeral Home, 1215 Access Road in Covington on Sunday, from 3:30 to 6 p.m. Flowers accepted or donations may be made to First Baptist Church Building Fund, 1139 Usher Street, Covington, GA, 30014.

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