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Mrs. Margaret Irene Dent

THOMSON, Ga. - Mrs. Margaret Irene Dent, 83, of Thomson, entered into rest March 11, 2009, at the Medical College of Georgia Hospital. She was the beloved wife of the late Johnnie Shellman Dent, Sr.

Graveside services were held at 11 a.m., Saturday, March 14, 2009, at Catawba Baptist Church Cemetery in Rock Hill, SC. with the Rev. Chuck Trammel officiating.

Mrs. Dent was a native of Rock Hill, S.C., but has lived in Thomson since 1982. She was the daughter of the late Ernest Jackson Ballard and the late Bea Locke Ballard. Mrs. Dent was a homemaker, a member of Bayside Baptist Church in Virginia Beach, Va., and she attended Sweetwater Baptist Church in Thomson.

Survivors include her children, Patricia Ann Fenton (Skip), Shallotte, N.C., Johnnie Shellman Dent, Jr., Evans, William Eugene Dent (Linda), New Porte Richie, Fla., Ernest Norman Dent, Smithfield, Va., and Barbara Jean Landrum (Ronnie), Thomson; brothers, Ernest Ballard, Jr., Grand Junction, Co., William "Bill" Ballard, Tallahassee, Fla., John Ballard, Hollywood, S.C.; and nine grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to MANNA, P.O. Box 295, Thomson, GA 30824.

Beggs Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Web posted on Thursday, March 19, 2009

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