Celebration of Life for Benny Warren Denham, 89, of Sycamore, GA will be held Monday, January 20, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. at Bethel Baptist Church, Sycamore, GA. Mr. Denham passed away Saturday, January 18, 2020 after a brief illness. Interment will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery, Ashburn, GA.
The son of the late James Olin Denham, Sr. and Mary Christine Boles Denham, he was born in Turner County, GA. Mr. Denham was a retired farmer. He was a member of Bethel Baptist Church, Sycamore, GA. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his wife, Norma Virginia Israel Denham; one son, Greg Denham; and three brothers, Julian Denham, Charlie “Bub” Denham, James Olin Denham, Jr. and one sister, Sara Ann Moree.
He was chosen the 1990 Turner County Farm Family of the Year and 2001 Turner County Citizen of the Year. He served as Chairman of the Turner County Board of Commissioners, Irwin EMC Board and Oglethorpe Power Board for many years. He also served on Community National Bank Board of Directors and was a Member and Deacon of Bethel Baptist Church and former Deacon of Inaha Baptist Church.
Survivors include his son, Nick (Cheryl) Denham, Sycamore, GA; one granddaughter, Kristi (Chad) Gilley; great-grandchildren, Kaylee Miller, Ayden Gilley and Grace Gilley all of Sycamore, GA; two special foster great-grandchildren and step-grandchildren, Cory (Shannon) Kendrick, Warner Robins, GA, Kelsey (Brian) Davis, Tifton, GA and step-great grandchild, Riley Kendrick, Warner Robins, GA.
The family will receive friends Monday, January 20, 2010 from 12:30 p.m. until 1:45 p.m. at Bethel Baptist Church, Sycamore, GA.