J. Tony Dennis, 51 of Liberty, Tenn., passed away May 26, 2009 following an extended illness. Funeral services were conducted Sat., May 30 at the New Short Mtn. Methodist Church with Bro. Maurice Moore officiating. He is survived by his wife, Shirley Dennis of Sht. Mtn. Community; Parents, Lindbergh & Brenda Poole Dennis of Sht. Mtn. Community; Daughter, Shannah (Matt) Hutto of Sht. Mtn. Community; Step-Daughter, Gina (Scott) Haymaker of NC; Grandchildren, Candace, Rachel & Sarah Haymaker; Brothers, Terry (Elvira) Dennis of NC, Allen (Jeanel) Dennis of NC & Marty (Michelle) Dennis of Unionville. He is preceded in death by his mother, Anne Jones Dennis.