Denton Island was a thriving community in the early 1900's. It wasn't until the 1960's that Denton Island began to fade away. Sunny Valley Church, the old school house, the sawmill, the old swimming hole, the catfish ponds and all the homes are long gone. The only remaining homes on Denton Island belong to the family of Doyle Guffey. Nothing is left there to show the way of life that Taylor, Polly and their children knew. We only have the memories from their descendants that we need to preserve.