March 18, 2014

Jody Dennard

— Mrs. Jody Dennard, 65, of Rocky Face, passed away Monday, March 17, 2014, at Hamilton Medical Center.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Margaret Susac Sweetnich.

Jody loved to garden and she was a graduate of The Williams West Virginia School of Nursing in 1969. Her first job was with the Oceana Naval Air Station, then with Vanderbilt Hospital, followed by the Gallatin Hospital and then with Hamilton Medical Center in Dalton for many years.

She is survived by her loving husband, Douglas Walter Dennard Jr. of Rocky Face; son, Mark Douglas Dennard of Atlanta; sisters, Barbara Shoemaker of Woodsfield, Ohio, and Suzanne Hendershout of Powhatan Point, Ohio; and brother, Joseph Sweetnich of Morgantown, W.Va.

Memorial services will be Saturday at 4 p.m. in the chapel of Love Funeral Home.

The family will receive friends at Love Funeral Home on Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials be made to the Whitfield Healthcare Foundation, P.O. Box 1168, Dalton, GA 30722-1168; or to the Winship Cancer Institute, c/o Office Gift Records of Emory University, 1762 Clifton Road, Suite 1400, Atlanta, GA 30322.

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Love Funeral Home, 1402 N. Thornton Ave., Dalton (across from Hamilton Medical Center), is in charge of arrangements.