Published 6:00 am Friday, January 5, 2001


Huriah “Boot” Dennis

Services for Huriah “Boot” Dennis of Baton Rouge are 2 p.m.,Monday, Jan. 8, at Tyler Funeral Home Chapel with burial in CarverHeights Cemetery.

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Visitation is Saturday, Jan. 6, from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. at thefuneral home.

Mr. Dennis, 86, died Jan. 3, 2001, at Baton Rouge GeneralHospital. He was born in Brookhaven on Dec. 26, 1914, to Ed DennisSr. and Mary Sims Dennis.

He was a retired steel melter at Republic Steel in Chicago. Hewas a member of Gloryland Baptist Church in Baton Rouge.

Preceding him in death were his parents; his wife, AlineMerchant Dennis; his brothers, L. D., Clint, Amber and Elester; andhis sisters, Queen Esther Brown, Beulah Dennis, and Jett LeeDennis.

Survivors are his daughter, Helen Dennis of Baton Rouge; hisbrothers, Ed Dennis Jr. of Oakland, Calif., Dudley Dennis of SanFrancisco, and Clarence Dennis of Jackson; his sister, Annie RuthBryant of Chicago; and six grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren,and 21 great-great grandchildren.

Howard Dillon

Services for Howard Dillon of Brookhaven are 11 a.m., Monday,Jan. 8, at Tyler Funeral Home Chapel with burial in New Hope ChurchCemetery.

Visitation is Sunday, Jan. 7, from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. with thewake from 5-7 p.m. at the funeral home.

Mr. Dillon, 89, died Jan. 3, 2001, at his residence. He was bornin Magnolia on Nov. 4, 1911, to Ellis Dillon and Ora HaroldDillon.

He worked in security at Ambassador College in Pasadena, Calif.He was a member of United Church of God in Laurel.

Preceding him in death were his parents; his brothers, Ellis andNathaniel; and his sisters, Ruth Lee, Ruby Grimes, and ArdellaBryant.

Survivors are his wife, Mary Brown Dillon of Brookhaven; hisbrother, Virgil Dillon of California City, Calif.; and his sisters,Debra Bryant of Los Angeles and Augustine Miller of Oakland,Calif.