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Interment following funeral service

Drew Cemetery
Thursday July 15th, 2021

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Visitation

Cleveland Funeral Home Chapel
Thursday July 15th, 2021
1:00pm - 2:00pm

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Cleveland Funeral Home Chapel
Thursday July 15th, 2021
2:00pm

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Dennis Edington

MERIGOLD- Dennis Gwin Edington Sr., age 86, of Merigold, MS passed away on Monday, July 12, 2021, at his home in Merigold. Visitation will be held from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m on Thursday, July 15, 2021, at Cleveland Funeral Home in Cleveland. A Celebration of Life Funeral Service will follow at 2:00 p.m. in the Cleveland Funeral Home Chapel. Elder David Huddleston will officiate the services. Interment will follow in the Drew City Cemetery. Dennis was born on December 30, 1934, to Marion "Buck" and Hazel Kilgo Edington in Tunica County, Mississippi. He graduated from Tunica High School in 1953. He married the love of his life Mary Christine (Chris) Mayo on June 20, 1955, and had three children – Lisa, Denise, and Dennis (Denny). Dennis is a veteran of the Korean War, where he served our country in the Navy for four years. After being stationed in California, he and Chris moved back to Mississippi where they worked and raised a loving family. They were longtime members of the Bethany Primitive Baptist Church. Over the course of his life, Dennis managed several grocery stores and worked hard to provide for his family. Outside of work, he loved rabbit hunting with his brother, Hal, and quail hunting with his father. He loved taking his kids and grandchildren hunting and fishing and valued the importance of quality family time. When their children were young, Hal and Dennis showed horses competitively with their kids. As Lisa, Denise, and Denny grew up and had families of their own, fishing and canoeing became hobbies they all could enjoy together. Dennis enjoyed reading about World War II and politics as well as watched Bill O'Reilly and Gunsmoke daily. Outside of reading, hunting, and fishing, gardening was another hobby that he and Chris enjoyed together. They loved working side-by-side picking, canning, and freezing vegetables for the winter as well as gifting vegetables to friends and family. Between yearly family reunions, trips to Branson, Mountain View, and canoeing, Dennis lived a full and active life He is preceded in death by his parents Marion and Hazel Edington; brothers, Charles, Frank, and Stanley "Boogie" Edington; and sisters, May Evelyn Belenchia and Frances Elliott. He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Mary Christine Mayo Edington; two daughters, Lisa (Keith) Robb of Cleveland, MS and Denise (Timmy) Haynes of Merigold, MS; son, Dennis (Georgia) Gwin Edington, Jr. of Merigold, MS; brother, Hal (May Bess) Edington of Oakland, TN; two sisters, Helen Pittman of Rossville, GA and Becky (Darrell) Pope of Rossville, GA; five grandchildren, Brasher (Jennifer) Robb, Christie (Matt) Sledge, Matt (Natalie) Robb, Riley Edington, Jonathan Edington; and six great-grandchildren, Breland Sledge, John Matthew Sledge, Maddox Edington, Blakeley Berryhill, Lucas Robb, and Noah Robb. The family extends special thanks to Mallory St. Clair for her devoted care to Dennis. Pallbearers are Riley Edington, Britt Goodman, Timmy Haynes, Brasher Robb, Keith Robb, Matt Robb, and Christie Sledge. Cleveland Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. An online guest register may be signed at www.clevelandfuneralhome.com.

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Paul Van Namen Dec 6 2021 12:42 PM

One of the kindest men I have ever known. I love him and miss him. This is a beauiful tribute to.this kind and special man.

May Bess Edington Jul 15 2021 12:00 AM

I am so sorry for the family's loss, please know that you all are in my thoughts and prayers. His great grand-daughter is my great grand-daughter little beautiful Blakeley Berryhill. God bless each of you during this sad time.

Margaret Hurst Jul 14 2021 12:00 AM

I remember when he managed save a lot in Cleveland we got to know him there me and my husband he was a good man

Crystal Leopard Jul 14 2021 12:00 AM

May you rest in peace. You were such a good boss and filled me with lots of knowledge of the bookkeeping business. forever in my heart

Elizabeth Decker fox Jul 13 2021 12:00 AM

May he Rest In Peace.

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