Dale Denney of Jay died Sunday, July 8, 2007, of an extended illness. He was 84.

Mr. Denney was born March 10, 1923, in Oilton to George and Lula Ann (New) Denney. He graduated from Oilton High School in 1940 and from Oklahoma University in 1948 with a bachelor's degree in literature. He moved to Delaware County in the 1980s.

He was a World War II veteran of the Army.

He became owner and editor the Oilton Gusher in the 1950s. He worked as public relations director with the Tulsa Chamber of Commerce and Core of Engineers, retiring in the 1980s. During the last 17 years, he wrote columns for the Jay American, Delaware County Journal and Grove Sun.

He began his own publication, the Denny Chronicles. He published three books, “My Letters to You,” “Son of Song Bird” and “Land Beyond the Setting Sun.”

He married Juanita Graham on Jan. 4, 1944. She survives, of the home.

Additional survivors include one son, Scott Denney of Tulsa; one brother, Don Denney of Sacramento, and one granddaughter, Dori Beth Denney of Tulsa.

He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Raymond Denney, J.B. Denney and Arnold Denney, and two sisters, Mazie Denney Secrist and Bonnie Denney Stroud.

Services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Turner Funeral Chapel in Jay with the Rev. Dan Newton officiating. Burial will be in Duffield Cemetery in Jay.

Visitation will be until 8 p.m. today at the funeral chapel.

Memorials are suggested to the Delaware County Historical Society, P.O. Box 855, Jay, OK 74346.