Frankie Jean Denton
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Frankie Jean Denton, 69, of Cleveland, passed away Friday, Aug. 22, 2014, in a local health care facility.

She was the daughter of the late Lola Bettis Campbell Johns and Lawrence Campbell. Her grandson, Clayton Reno Kesley and her stepfather, Frank Johns also preceded her in death.

She was retired from McKee Baking with more than 25 years of service. She enjoyed traveling and decorating her husband’s woodworking crafts. She was a beautician and she loved to cut hair. She loved people and spending time with her family. She was a member of the Old Fashion Gospel Tabernacle/Living Water Church where she was very active including singing and playing the piano.

Survivors include her husband of 33 years, Marvin Denton of Cleveland; her sons: the Rev. Terry Kesley and his wife, Penny, of Selmer, Eddie Kesley and his wife, Sylvia, and Tommy Kelsey, all of Cleveland: her stepchildren: Melvin Denton and his wife, Renee, of Chattanooga, Brenda Beavers and her husband, Larry, Marlene Ownby and her husband, Travis, all of Cleveland; her grandchildren: Cody Kesley, Zachary Burke, David Denton and his wife, Rebecca, Brandon Brown and his wife, Kim, Daniel Beavers and his wife Tanika, Curtis Ownby, Brittany Kesley, Chris Denton, Anthony Brown and his wife, Lauren, Michelle Kamplain and Andrew Ownby and his wife, Shauna; great-grandchildren: Hailey Denton, Alek Denton, Madison Ownby, Logan Denton, McKenzie Brown, Hunter Ownby and Serenity Cooper; brothers: Larry Campbell and his wife, Joy, of Atlanta, Dale Johns and his wife, Yvonne, of Ooltewah; halfsisters: Lucy Parrott, Jan Davis, Earlene Knutty and Jean West; and several nieces and nephews.

The Remembrance of Life service will be held Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014, at 1 p.m. from the Wildwood Chapel of Jim Rush Funeral Homes with the Rev. Terry Kesley officiating.

Interment will follow in the Lee Cemetery in McDonald with Daniel Beavers, Cody Kesley, Curtis Ownby, Andrew Ownby, David Denton, Chris Denton, Brandon Brown and Anthony Brown serving as pallbearers.

The family will receive friends until 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. You may share your condolences and your memories with Frankie’s family at