Belton Wright Dennis, 77, of Newberry, died Monday, March 30, 2015, at his residence.

Born on September 30, 1937, in Newberry, he was a son of the late Harry Wright and Alousia Belle Long Dennis. Mr. Dennis served in the S.C. National Guard and was retired from Monsanto of Greenwood. He was a cattle farmer and a founding member of the Big Creek Gospel Quartet. He was a member of St. Luke's Lutheran Church where he was involved with the Adult Sunday School Class. Mr. Dennis was a member of the Hartford Community Center and the Mid Carolina Twirlers where he was a caller for over twenty-five years.

He is survived by his wife, Miriam Dawkins Dennis; daughters, Donna Marie Dennis and Randy Oliver of Chapin and Lynette Dennis (Keith) Ballington of West Columbia; a sister, Carolyn Dennis Findley of Murfreesboro, TN. He was predeceased by a brother, Henry “Bunny” Dennis.

Funeral services will be held at 4:30 pm Wednesday, April 1, 2015, at St. Luke's Lutheran Church by the Rev. Jason Schafer. Burial will follow in Rosemont Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 6:00 – 8:00 pm Tuesday at McSwain-Evans Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to St. Luke's Lutheran Church Sign Fund, 4056 St. Luke's Church Road, Prosperity, SC 29127 or to the American Cancer Society, PO Box 1741, Greenwood, SC 29648.

Active pallbearers will be Joe Kunkle, Gordon Minick, Jerry Shealy, Gene Boland, Clyde Lester and Richard Dennis.

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#24 Inge C.Lipscomb 2015-05-02 16:39
We have fond memories of him at the Hartford Club.. saying the blessings on the food.Our deepest sympathy for your loss. Inge C.Lipscomb and Michael Crayne
#23 Kerry Eptiing 2015-04-11 13:43
We were saddened by the loss of our friend Belton. We ask God's peace and guidance to cousin Miriam and the family.
We have lost a good man but heaven has gained one!
Cynthia and Kerry Epting
#22 Billy & Edith Morris 2015-04-07 14:13
Miriam & daughters,
Our deepest sympathy in the lose of Belton. We were out of town and unable to speak with you personally, but you were in our thoughts and prayers. May all your sweet memories carry you through your grief.
Billy & Edith Morris
#21 Susie Nichols Berry 2015-04-07 05:16
Our sympathy and prayers are with you all. I am so glad that we were able to see Mr. Belton at the hospital!! May God give you His Peace and Comfort during this time!
Susie, Brian, and Minnie
#20 Brice & Alice Boozer 2015-04-01 18:36
So very sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time God bless you and your family.
#19 Jean Counts 2015-04-01 15:34
Miriam and Family -- Thinking of your family and praying your memories will help sustain you now and always.
#18 Johnathan Ammons 2015-04-01 09:16
Thinking of your family at this time of sadness and loss. Such a great person for the short time we met. God bless you all J&J Auctions.
#17 Allene Dawkins 2015-03-31 17:12
I was so sorry to hear about Belton. My thoughts and prayers are with all of the family at this sad time!!
#16 Jewel Oxner 2015-03-31 16:51
Miriam and Family I was very sorry to hear of Belton passing. George and I always enjoyed belonging to the
Mid-Carolina Twirlers and enjoyed him as a Square Dance Caller. He was a very fine person and will be missed by all. Jewel
#15 Nancy Stoudemire 2015-03-31 15:30
We are so very sorry for your loss. Stuckey, Nancy and Ryan Stoudemire.
#14 John & Susie Epting 2015-03-31 14:40
Miriam and Family,
So very sorry to learn of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. We remember him fondly from our Square Dance days. He was a talented caller.
#13 Sam Jefcoat 2015-03-31 11:29
With deepest sympathies.
#12 Bobby & Betty Lepard 2015-03-31 09:35
Miriam and family,
We are so sorry for the passing of Belton. So many will miss him. May God give you comfort during this time of sorrow.
#11 R Brown 2015-03-31 07:22
I am sorry to hear of your loss. May you find comfort in the resurrection promise at John 5;28,29 that reads; "Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming when all that are in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out."
#10 Robbie Koon DeFreese 2015-03-31 05:46
Mrs. Miriam, Donna, Lynette & Family, so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts & prayers during this difficult time.
Dan & Robbie
#9 donnie martha devore 2015-03-30 21:41
sorry to hear of belton's passing. we have many fond memories of belton and we know he will be missed by all. our prayers will be with miriam and the family during this difficult time.
#8 Janice Smith 2015-03-30 21:31
So very sorry for your loss. I always enjoyed seeing Mr. Dennis at the bank. God bless you all. Janice Smith
#7 Judy Bailey 2015-03-30 21:01
Thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Judy & Maxie Bailey
#6 Annette Kyzer 2015-03-30 19:19
Sending prayers, love and concern your way. God's Blessings to you all. annette
#5 Lisa Lever 2015-03-30 18:57
I am so sorry. Belton is well now. We love you all and are thinking and praying for you all.
Lisa and Jeff Lever family and Peggy
#4 Craig Morris 2015-03-30 16:19
Miriam and Family,
We are sorry for your loss. Please know that we are thinking of you during this difficult time. Through the years we shared a lot of square dance memories and fun trips, not to mention the chicken b-ques at Hartford. Take care!
Love, Craig, Selina, Telina
#3 Larry & Barbara Wise 2015-03-30 15:58
We were sorry to hear that Belton has passed away. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family!
#2 June Hawkins Stepp 2015-03-30 15:52
Miriam I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts are with you during this sad time. May you feel the Loving arms of Jesus around you.
Love, June
#1 Karen Lindler Smith 2015-03-30 15:10
We are praying for you and family during this difficult time. God Bless! Karen Lindler Smith

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