Dennis Sullivan

Dennis Sullivan

John Dennis Sullivan, 86, of Carnesville, passed away Tuesday morning, December 29, 2015, at the Sacred Heart Hospital, Lavonia.

Born August 14, 1929, in Carnesville, he was the son of the late Franklin Clyde and Minnie Valdivia Sullivan. He was the husband of the late Bobbie Mitchell Sullivan. He was the uncle of the late Bobby Sullivan and brother-in-law of the late June Sullivan. He was a graduate in Pharmacy of the University of Georgia and served in the U S Army during the Korean War as a pharmacist. He and his wife Bobbie established Sullivan’s Drugs in 1957. He was a long time member and presently the president of the Carnesville Lions Club. He was very active in scouting, serving as past scoutmaster for Carnesville Boy Scout Troop 42. He was a lifelong member of the Carnesville United Methodist Church. He served for many years as church treasurer and Sunday School Superintendent.

He is survived by two sons and daughter-in-law, John and Winnie Sullivan, Royston, and Jim Sullivan, Birmingham, Alabama; two daughters and son-in-law, Suze Sullivan, Birmingham, and Lee and Charlie Hall, Carnesville, GA; four grandchildren, Burns Sullivan, Haley Sullivan, Peyton Hall and Callie Hall; his brother, Dr. Robert F. Sullivan and niece and husband, Laurie and Danny Cannon.

Services will be Thursday morning at 11am at the Carnesville United Methodist Church with Rev. Ed Dickens and Rev. Dr. Lacey Bowcock. Interment will be at Franklin Memorial Gardens North.

The body is at the Ginn Funeral Home. The family is at the home. They will receive friends from 5 until 7 Wednesday eveningĀ  at the funeral home. Flowers are welcome but those wishing to make memorials please do so to the Carnesville United Methodist Church, P. O. Box 69, Carnesville, Georgia 30521.

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  1. I was saddened to just recently learn of Dennis’ passing when I was Carnesville for another sad occasion. I was in BSA Troup 42 in 1956. A genuine man of integrity. I have stopped in to visit him at drug store many times over the years since moving to Atlanta and he always recognized me. RIP

  2. He was such a good friend and always helpful in every way. He was in our wedding many years ago. We are losing too many of the people who made Carnesville the town to be proud of. My sympathy to all the Sullivan’.s

  3. James and Brenda Hart
    January 1, 2016 - 12:53 pm

    Praying for the family Dennis and Robert was our pharmacist and doctor for many years. Dennis was a blessing the community and will be truly missed.

  4. Andrea and Randy Roper
    December 31, 2015 - 7:12 pm

    Our deepest sympathy prayers for the family ,find comfort in your sweet memories of your father.

  5. Dennis was one of the nicest friendly faces we saw when we moved to Carnesville in 1995. He took care of my wife Joshuean and my needs for all the years in between. His smile and pleasant nature will live in my memory forever. Our condolances to all his family, and may Dennis rest in peace.

  6. Mac and Donna Cheek
    December 31, 2015 - 10:51 am

    Our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Dennis. He was a wonderful man and will be missed by so many. May God bless and watch over you all.

  7. Dennis was one of the sweetest people I have ever known. He always put others first. He always had a smile for each person he met. I will miss him! I know his family will miss him but I have no doubt he and Bobbie are enjoying their time together now.

  8. My heart is saddened to hear of his passing. I enjoyed working with him for many years. He was an awesome person. He will be missed. May God comfort the family.

  9. My condolences to the family in the loss of your dearly loved father. My prayers are with you dear Lee.

  10. My sweet, sweet Dennis! He was my buddy!! I have so many fun memories that I will cherish! He was a precious soul that can’t be replaced and I already feel lost without him. I offer my prayers for the family.
    Love and Light to my sweet Dennis!

  11. Ed /Gloria looney
    December 30, 2015 - 10:13 pm

    So glad to have known Dennis. I just talked to him the other week in front of the Dollar Store we talked about sale of Sullivan’s . We liked to talk ball for sure. I believe he was a little partial to the DAWGS!
    To his family our blessings and prayers.

  12. Dear Sullivan Family,

    It am so sorry to hear about the loss of your wonderful father Dennis. I will always cherish the memories of him and how I would not leave that drug store without speaking to him as he peeped his head out from over to the counter while he was filling those prescriptions. My sincere condolences to you all.


  13. So thankful to have known such a gentle, kind man! Will be praying for you all.

  14. Joe and Jane Beasey
    December 30, 2015 - 4:45 pm

    Family we are deeply sorry for your loss and our prayers are with you. Dennis was a very wonderful, special man. We moved to Carnesville 32 years ago and met Dennis and Bobbie. They both made us feel very welcome to Franklin County. We will truly miss seeing that smile he always had for us.

  15. I am very sorry to hear of the passing of Dennis. He was a very good friend to me and the people of Franklin County. He will be missed.

  16. Dennis will surely be missed. My prayers are with the family at this time.

  17. Steve, Paula and Trinity Dooley
    December 30, 2015 - 12:11 pm

    We are so sorry for your loss. Johnny and Winnie, we are praying for you and your family.

  18. Sullivan family, what a wonderful man he was. My prayers go out for each of you. I will miss my friend coming into the office and chatting with me and especially miss his Go Dawgs every Saturday during football season. He brought a smile to my face each time he did that. He didn’t have too but he made a point of speaking and that is a treasure about him I will greatly miss.

  19. Sullivan family, please except my condolences on the passing of Mr. Dennis. Growing up in the Carnesville area, I remember him well, and he always greeted people with a smile.

  20. My deepest sympathies for your loss. I have such wonderful memories of Sullivan’s Drugstore, it was the heart of Carnesville. The time that I spent with Lee at the Sullivan residence and the kindness of her family will always hold a special place in my childhood memories. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  21. My deepest sympathy goes out to all the family & friends. I know Dennis will be missed by all.

  22. I am so sorry for your loss. Dennis was truly a blessing to me most all of my life. I have very fond memories of going to Sullivan’s as a child and teenager. He always had a sweet smile and hello. He truly cared about all of us. Enjoyed many a pool party at his house after band camp as well. Praying for all of y’all in the days ahead.

    Much love and prayers

  23. I want to send my sincere condolences to your family. Mr. Sullivan was a wonderful man, and he will be truly missed in our community. My prayers are with all his family and friends.

  24. Kimberly Cole Sims
    December 29, 2015 - 8:17 pm

    I’m so deeply sorry for your loss! One of my fondest childhood memories is my Grandpa taking me to Sullivan’s Drug Store for ice cream! Dennis was always so nice to me! He was such a pillar of our community and he will be dearly missed. Please accept my condolences.

  25. Sympathies for the whole family. I have such wonderful memories of you all. Church Choir, and working at the drug store. You are all in my prayers tonight.

  26. Tracie Sears Ginsberg
    December 29, 2015 - 7:42 pm

    I’m so sorry to hear this. Dennis was such a wonderful man, always so happy and easy to talk to.
    My deepest sympathy to you all.


  27. I’m sorry for your loss You all are in my thoughts and prayers i pray for comfort and peace!!Dennis & Bobbie was wonderful people! !

  28. We love you and miss you already!!! Prayers and love for the family… God bless you all!

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