Coats: Mrs. Clara Dupree Denning, age 89, of 278 N. Railroad Street died Saturday, June 23, 2018, at Betsy Johnson Hospital in Dunn. Funeral services will be 11:00AM Monday at Rose & Graham Funeral Chapel in Coats. Dr. Ron Byrd and Elder Craig Olive will officiate. Burial will follow in Sandy Grove Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery in Angier.
Mrs. Denning was born December 5, 1928 in Johnston County to the late Alexander and Caroline Langdon Dupree. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Elder James Stephenson Denning; and several brothers and sisters. Mrs. Denning was the owner and operator of Denning Flower Shop for over 20 years. She was a member of Clement Primitive Baptist Church.
Surviving are children & spouses, Ron & Joan Denning of Eastover, Linda & Dr. Ron Byrd of Benson, and Diane Barefoot of Coats; 7 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; and brother & sister-in-law, Gerald & Norma Dupree of Willow Spring.
Family will receive friends at Rose & Graham Funeral Home in Coats from 10:00AM to 10:45AM Monday prior to the service.
In Lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Coats Senior Center, P. O. Box 366, Coats, NC 27521.