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Obituary: John Arnold Denton, 77

He was a retired factory worker and was a member of a respected E. Adair family

John Arnold Denton, 77, of Columbia, KY, died Tuesday, December 23, 2008, at 1:15amCT at Summit Manor Health and Rehab.

The funeral service will be Friday, December 26, 2008, at 10:00amCT, at Freedom Separate Baptist Church with Bro. Wayne Keith officiating. Visitation will be after 5:00pmCT, Thursday, December 25, 2008, at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home, 200 Campbellsville ST, Columbia, KY.

He was the son of the late John and Rissie Conover Denton and was a retired factory worker.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Shirley Rooks Denton, on January 22, 1998.He is survived by the following:
  • One daughter and son-in-law: Bonnie and Joe Birdwell, Columbia, KY

  • Four sisters: Chatherine Fisher and Cleoda Cox, both of Indiana; and Mary Carter and Helen Denton, both of Columbia, KY

  • Four grandchildren: Billy, Daryl and Latisha Birdwell, and Randall Denton
  • And six grandchildren
  • Burial will be in Freedom Cemetery.

    Grissom-Martin Funeral Home is in charge of funeral arrangements.
    This obituary was made possible through the support of Grissom-Martin Funeral Home, established in 1926, located one block off the Square at 200 Campbellsville Street in Columbia. To reach David and Cathy Martin, phone 270-384-2149, or E-mail: Large enough to serve comfortably; Small enough to serve personally.

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    Grissom-Martin Funeral Home
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