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James Newton "Jim" Tennant
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Obituary for James Newton "Jim" Tennant

James Newton "Jim" Tennant, 86 of Mt. Morris, PA, died Thursday, November 23, 2017 at home. He was born August 6, 1931 in Blacksville, PA. A son of the late Jasper C. "Joner" Tennant and Essie Mae Rose Tennant.
He was a member of the Mt. Morris Gospel Tabernacle Assembly of God Church. He was a member of the Mt. Morris Volunteer Fire Department having joined in 1952 and served as a trustee for one term. He was also a charter member of the Mt. Morris Area Lions Club, having served as President for one term. Mr. Tennant was a member of the Waynesburg Masonic Lodge #153 F & AM since 1976, and was a member of the Gourgas Lodge of Perfection, Valley of Pittsburgh and the Shriners of Pittsburgh.
He was associated with the Cedar Grove Cemetery for 52 years, digging graves, selling plots, and serving as Vice- President of the cemetery association. Mr. Tennant was instrumental in the establishment of the perpetual care for the Blacksville Cemetery and served on the board there for several years.
In 1960 he became the sole owner of the Tennant Vault Company in Mt. Morris that he owned and operated for 33 years. He also worked for the Mt. Morris Water and Sewage Authority doing all the repairs and installing the lot hookups from the house to the main sewer line.
He is survived by his Wife Mary Lee Cooper Tennant whom he married on August 4, 1951. Also surviving are 1 Son: James W. "Jimmy" Tennant and his companion Kelly Renee Virgin of Mt. Morris, PA. and 1 Daughter: Sheila Kay and her husband Gilbert Paul "Butch" II Phillips of Mt. Morris, PA., 6 Grandsons: Ryan and his wife Tara Miller, Zackery and his wife Kristen Phillips, Kolbi Phillips and his significant other Erica Pifer, Zachary McGinnis and his significant other Emily Hainzer, J.C. Tennant, and Jacob Robert Tennant., 4 Great Grandchildren: Haden Miller, Dylan Miller, Ella Miller, and Lenex Phillips, 1 Brother: Herbert and his wife Joni Tennant of Myrtle Beach, SC. And several Nieces and Nephews. Also surviving are Jeanette Phillips, Lauren Virgin, Hannah Virgin whom he thought of as a granddaughters; and Kendra McGinnis the Mother of Zachary McGinnis, J.C. Tennant, and Jacob Robert Tennant.
Deceased: 1 Daughter In Law: Rebecca Jane Tennant, 4 Brothers and 6 Sisters.
Friends will be received on Sunday, November 26, 2017 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM and 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the Milliken and Throckmorton Funeral Home, Inc. Daryl L. Throckmorton Owner/Director 324 Mt. Morris Road, P.O. Box 478 Mt. Morris, PA.15349. There will be additional visitation on Monday, November 27, 2017 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM the time of the service at the Mt. Morris Gospel Tabernacle Assembly of God 103 School Road Mt. Morris, PA. 15349 with Rev.John Jackson, Rev. Fred Tomlinson, and Rev. Don Campbell officiating. Burial will be at the Cedar Grove Cemetery, Mt. Morris, PA. Information is online at www.milliken-throckmortonfh.com.


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funeral service

Monday

27

Nov

11:00 AM
Mt. Morris Gospel Taberenacle Assembly of God

103 School Road
Mt. Morris, PA 15349

Friends will be received on Sunday, November 26, 2017 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM and 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the Milliken and Throckmorton Funeral Home, Inc. Daryl L. Throckmorton Owner/Director 324 Mt. Morris Road, P.O. Box 478 Mt. Morris, PA.15349. There will be additional visitation on Monday, November 27, 2017 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM the time of the service at the Mt. Morris Gospel Tabernacle Assembly of God 103 School Road Mt. Morris, PA. 15349 with Rev.John Jackson, Rev. Fred Tomlinson, and Rev. Don Campbell officiating. Burial will be at the Cedar Grove Cemetery, Mt. Morris, PA

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Cedar Grove Cemetery

103 School Road
Mt Morris, PA 15349

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