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Obituaries for the Bennett Family

 

Granville Bennett

Beckley Post-Herald, Beckley, W. Va.
Monday Morning, October 5, 1953

Granville Bennett Funeral Set Today

Funeral services for Granville Bennett, 77, of 1312 1-2 S. Kanawha St., who died at 6:45 p. m. Saturday following a four-month illness, will be conducted at 2:30 p. m. today from the Melton Mortuary Chapel with the Rev. E. R. Schafer officiating assisted by the Rev. B. L. Jones.  Burial will follow in Mt. Tabor Cemetery.   He was born at Grantsville*, the son of James A. and Sarah A. Bennett.  A life-long member of the Missionary Baptist Church, Bennett was a school teacher for 19 years, served four years as postmaster at Lafrank, and was an attaché in the House of Delegates and Senate from 1947-53.   Survivors include his wife, Gladys Patton Bennett; a daughter, Mrs. Cleo Dodrell Of St. Marys, Pa.; four sons, Chloe and Philip of Flint, Mich., Ralph D. of Pittsburgh, Pa., and Keith of Ripley; and two sisters, Mrs. Lena Miller of Clarksburg, and Mrs. Rettie Frame of Frametown.  The body will remain at the Mortuary until the funeral hour.  Active pallbearers will be James, Walter, Warren and Paul Patton, Glen Daniel, and Gorden Richmond.

 

Gladys M. Bennett

The Register/Herald, Beckley, W. Va.
Tuesday, April 9, 1985

Mrs. Gladys Patton Bennett, 76, of Crab Orchard, died Sunday at 2:45 a.m. in a local hospital after a long illness.  Born Nov. 6, 1908, at Eccles, she was the adopted daughter of the late John Patton and Elizabeth Clay Patton.  Mrs. Bennette was a retired seamstress from Richmond Dry Cleaners, was an 11-year resident of Crab Orchard, a Baptist and attended the Jones Memorial Baptist Church.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Granville Jefferson Bennett, Oct. 1953; a daughter, Stella Minner Bennett; two sisters, Lockie Daniel and Lucy Richmond and four brothers, Roy, Ray, Gale and McKinnley Patton.  Survivors include a brother, George R. Patton of Crab Orchard, with whom she made her home and a sister, Bulah Harmon of Morgantown.   Services will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. in the Melton Mortuary chapel in Beckley with the Rev. L. A. Garten officiating. Burial will follow in the Mt. Tabor Cemetery at Mt. Tabor.  Friends may call today 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Melton Mortuary.  Nephews will serve as pallbearers.

 

Rexel O. Bennett

Rexel O. Bennett, 79, of White Oak, died Monday, Sept. 14, 1998, at his home following a long illness. Born June 17, 1919, at Mount View, he was the son of the late Oliver S. Bennett and Caldonia Mae Vest Bennett. Mr. Bennett was retired from L. W. Hamilton's Pratt Mining Company at Kingston, as a heavy equipment operator, with 46 years of service in the coal industry. He was a World War II U.S. Army veteran, serving in the Pacific Theater. He was a member of the UMWA, the VFW and the First Baptist Church, Shady Spring. He was preceded in death by four brothers, Roy, Ray, Reo and Roscoe Bennett; and two sisters, Opal Grose and Ola McCutcheon. Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Anna Belle Pack Bennett; a daughter, Rexanne Miles and her husband, James E., of Graham, N.C.; three sons, Steven K. Bennett and his wife, Carolyn S., of Jumping Branch, Randall K. Bennett and his wife, Karen Lilly, of Shady Spring, and Jonathan K. Bennett of Charles Town; six grandchildren, Susan Richmond of Jumping Branch, Mary Kaye Bennett of Charleston, Lori Miller of Haw River, N.C., Eric Miles of Graham, N.C., Kimberly Clark of Daniels and Wesley Bennett of Shady Spring; five great-grandchildren; a brother, Ronald Bennett of Mount View; and three sisters, Eula Stanley of Mount View, Wanda Kirk of Jumping Branch and Wilda McComas of Marmet. Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at the First Baptist Church, Shady Spring, with Pastors Joe Pizzino and Delvin D. Elwell, Jr. officiating. Burial will follow in the Crews Cemetery, Nimitz. Friends may call 6 to 9 p.m. today at the Ronald Meadows Funeral Parlors, Hinton, and one hour before the services Wednesday at the church. Pallbearers will be Eric Miles, Wesley Bennett, Billy Miller, Keith Richmond, Todd Clark, and Jennings Lilly. In lieu of flowers donations of sympathy may be made to Hospice of Southern West Virginia. Arrangements by Ronald Meadows Funeral Parlors, Hinton.

 

Mary J. Bennett

OAK HILL -- Mary Janice Bond Bennett, 67, died Saturday, Sept. 26, 1998, in a Beckley hospital following a long illness. Born Aug. 31, 1931, in Summers County, she was the daughter of the late Rev. Robert Kenneth "R. K." and Flossie Williams Bond. Mrs. Bennett was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by a stepmother, Wilma Bond; a sister, Margie Hogan; and a brother, Russell Lee Bond. Survivors include her husband, Delmar "Mike" Bennett of Oak Hill; a son, Michael Bennett of White Rock, N.M.; a sister, Barbara McNeil of Phoenix, Ariz.; two brothers, Robert Bond of Chicago, Ill., and James Bond of Phoenix, Ariz.; a stepsister, Dora Tyree of Jumping Branch; a stepbrother, James Hogan of Oak Hill; and two grandchildren, Amanda Bennett of Ohio and Caitlin Bennett of White Rock, N.M. Services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Tyree Funeral Home Chapel, Oak Hill, with the Rev. Carlos Perry officiating. Burial will follow at Restwood Memorial Gardens, Hinton. Friends may call 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.

 

James "Jim" Bennett

RAINELLE -- James Lacy "Jim" Bennett, 63, died Sunday, Feb. 14, 1999, in a Fairlea hospital following a long illness. Born Sept. 26, 1935, at Hinton, he was the son of the late Lacy and Ebbie Sims Bennett. Mr. Bennett was a salesman and businessman in the Rainelle area, and was a member of the Loyal Order of the Moose, Rainelle. Survivors include a sister, Mazie Shafer and her husband, Melvin, of Colorado Springs, Colo.; a brother, George Bennett and his wife, Betty, of Rainelle; a niece, Vicki McCormick and children, Sarah, and Ryan, all of Colorado Springs. Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Smathers Funeral Home Chapel, Rainelle, with the Rev. Ray Atkins and Sister Tacy Black officiating. Burial will follow in the Wallace Memorial Cemetery, Clintonville. Friends may call 7 to 9 p.m. today at Smathers Funeral Home Chapel, Rainelle. Arrangements by Smathers Funeral Home, Rainelle.

 

Richard E. Bennett

ATTALLA, Ala. -- Richard E. Bennett, 48, formerly of Hinton, died Sunday, March 21, 1999, at his home following a long illness. Born Jan. 14, 1951, at Hinton, he was the grandson of the late Simon and Lillie Mae Bennett. Mr. Bennett was a truck driver and spent 15 years in the U.S. Army and three years in the U.S. Navy. He was a member of the VFW. Survivors include a daughter, Carolyn Battles of Attalla, Ala.; an uncle and aunt, Doug and Gladys Fox of Hinton; and two grandchildren. Graveside services and burial will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Greenbrier Burial Park, Hinton, with the Rev. Don Hannah officiating. There will be no visitation. The procession will be leaving Pivont Funeral Home, Hinton, at 1:45 p.m. Wednesday. Arrangements by Pivont Funeral Home, Hinton.

 

Ira C. Bennett

VINTON, Va. - Ira Clifton Bennett, 81, died Monday, May 24, 1999. Born Dec. 15, 1917, in Raleigh County, he was the son of the late William Harvey and Victoria Bennett. He was preceded in death by three brothers, Oley Bennett, Dexter Bennett and Otley Bennett. Mr. Bennett retired after 43 years of service as an elementary teacher and principal. He graduated from Shady Spring High School in 1934, and received his bachelor of science degree from Concord College and his master of arts degree from West Virginia University. He served 19 years as a teacher and principal in Raleigh County at Tilden and Whitby elementary schools. The next 24 years he was as principal at Alexis I. DuPont Special School in Delaware. He was a U.S. infantry veteran of World War II. Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Mary P. Thomas Bennett; two sons and daughters-in-law, Melvin E. and Judy Bennett of Vinton and Ross E. and Gloria Bennett of North Ridgeville, Ohio; a daughter and son-in-law, Patricia C. and Benton Thompson of Fairview Park, Ohio; a brother, Ray Bennett of Shady Spring; eight grandchildren, Adriane Bennett, Vincent Bennett, Michelle Park, Heath Bennett, Ginger Harmon, Pamela Brown, Melanie Harris and Brenda Brunskole; and 17 great-grandchildren. Graveside services will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Mount View Cemetery with the Rev. Luke Brown officiating. Friends may call 7 to 9 p.m. today at Lotz Vinton Funeral Home Chapel, 305 E. Washington Ave., Vinton. In lieu of flowers, donations of sympathy may be made to the Vinton First Aid Crew. Arrangements by Lotz Vinton Chapel, Vinton.

 

Willie Robert Bennett

HINTON - Willie Robert Bennett, 68, of Zion Mountain, died at 5:45 a.m. Wednesday, June 23, 1999, in a Princeton hospital following a long illness. Born Sept. 9, 1930, at Bertha, he was the son of the late Robert Isaac and Grace Florence Bonds Bennett. Mr. Bennett was a lifelong resident of Summers County and a disabled truck driver. He was preceded in death by an infant son, Robert Lawrence Bennett; and three brothers, Russell, Raymond and Roger Bennett. Survivors include his wife of 46 years, Martha Berry Bennett; three sons, Jimmy and Carl Bennett and Dennis Bennett and his wife, Betty, all of Zion Mountain; three daughters, Ruby Lilly and her husband, Randy, and Jewell Adkins and her husband, Paul, all of Pipestem, and Barbara Lilly and her husband, Aldie, of Ellison; five grandchildren, Michelle Hicks, Becky Yancey, Jennifer Bennett, Jeremy Adkins and Joe Lilly; two brothers, Ronald and Calvin Bennett, both of Zion Mountain; and two sisters, Ethel Willie of Hinton and Effie Weikle of Zion Mountain. Services will be 11 a.m. Friday at Ronald Meadows Funeral Parlors Chapel, Hinton, with the Rev. Ray Martin officiating. Burial will follow in Restwood Memorial Gardens, Hinton. Friends may call 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral parlors. Pallbearers will be William and Gary Bennett, Raymond Gill, Jamie Yancey, Chris Hicks and Jeremy Adkins. Arrangements by Ronald Meadows Funeral Parlors, Hinton.

 

Ernest P Bennett

Ernest Paul Bennett, 57, of Beckley, formerly of White Oak, died 5 a.m. Friday, Jan. 21, 2000, in Heartland of Beckley. Born Sept. 13, 1942, at Abraham, he was the son of the late Orda Bennett and Leona Todd Bennett. Mr. Bennett was a disabled sawmill employee and had lived at White Oak for 32 years. He gave his heart to the Lord on Christmas Day 1999. He was preceded in death by a brother, Rheo Bennett; and a sister, Geneve Bennett. Survivors include two brothers, Arlo Bennett and his wife, Doris, of White Oak, and Roy Bennett and his wife, Margaret, of Benton Harbor, Mich.; five sisters, Theda Fox and her husband, Ray, of Layland, Wanda Glover and her husband, Albert, of Cassopolis, Mich., Ethel Plumley and her husband, Mervel, of Piney View, Mogene Harsh of Flat Top and Myrtle Nugen of Hampton, Va.; and several nieces and nephews. Services will be 1 p.m. Monday at Rose and Quesenberry Peace Chapel, Beckley, with the Revs. Floyd Bolen and Daniel Legg officiating. Burial will follow in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Beckley. Friends may call 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers. In lieu of flowers, donations of sympathy may be made to the Fayette County Cancer Support Group, P.O. Box 556, Oak Hill, WV 25901. Arrangements by Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home, Beckley.

 

Sydney G. Bennett

ANSTED - Sydney Grace Bennett, precious five-day-old daughter of Brian and Heather Roberts Bennett went home to be with the Lord Friday, Sept. 22, 2000. Sydney was born Sunday, Sept. 17, 2000 at Raleigh General Hospital in Beckley. Other than her parents, Sydney is survived by one sister, Kelsea Bennett of Ansted; maternal grandparents Brenzil and Cathy Roberts of Ansted; paternal grandparents Russell and Debbie Bennett of Lookout; maternal great-grandparents James and Wilomene Skaggs of Ansted and Virginia Roberts of Yeager; paternal great-grandparents Charles and Kathleen Hypes of Lookout and Robert and Mabel Bennett of Danese. Services will be conducted at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 26, at the Ansted Baptist Church in Ansted with the Rev. Larry Gawthrop and the Rev. Barry Skaggs officiating. Burial will follow in the Restlawn Memory Gardens at Victor. Friends may call one hour prior to services Tuesday at the church. Arrangements by Wallace and Wallace Funeral Home, Ansted.

 

Cartho Bennett, Sr.

HINTON - Cartho McKinley Bennett Sr., 59, of Willowood Road, died at 5:50 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2001, at his home following a long illness. Born March 17, 1941, in Hinton, he was the son of the late William and Girtie Susan Gill Bennett. Mr. Bennett had been a 40-year resident of Ohio before returning to Hinton in 1998. He was retired from the Maintenance Department of Bowling Green City Schools in Rudolph, Ohio. He was a member of Bennett Memorial Chapel, Tug Creek Mountain. He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Anderson Bennett, on June 22, 1998. Survivors include two sons, Cartho Bennett Jr. of Weston, Ohio, and Don Anderson of Rudolph; two daughters, Patty Bennett of Hinton and Billie Jean Walls of Weston, Ohio; 14 grandchildren; a brother, James Bennett of Wisconsin; and a sister, Belva Jean Arnold of Toledo, Ohio. Service will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Ronald Meadows Funeral Parlors Chapel, Hinton, with Pastors Travis Hocum and Ray Martin officiating. Burial will follow in Breen Cemetery, Tug Creek Mountain. Friends may call 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral parlors. Pallbearers will be Russell Graham, Junior Meadows, Ray, Dougas, and John "Timmy" Gill, and John Stevenson. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Bennett Memorial Chapel, HC 74 Box 104, Hinton, WV 25951. Arrangements by Ronald Meadows Funeral Parlors, Hinton.

 

Harless O Bennett

GENEVA, Ohio - Harless O. Bennett, 68, died Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2001, at his home following a short illness. He was the son of Arbutus Bennett of Beckley and the late Oather Bennett. Survivors include his wife, Violet Bennett; two sons, Kenny and wife, Kathy, of Franklin, Tenn., and Dwayne of Geneva; two daughters, Sandy Blusiewicz and her husband, Ken, of Westville, Ohio, and Cheryl Root and her husband, Ray, of Geneva; eight grandchildren; a brother, Robert of Beckley; six sisters, Corina Smith of Bellingham, Wash., Lena Jones and her husband, Posey, and Norma Hylton and her husband, Ben, all of Beckley, Wanda Crouse and her husband, Malcolm, of Shady Spring, Linda Bailey and her husband, Butch, of Grandview and Janet Armstrong and her husband, Larry, of Daniels. Memorial service will be 1 p.m. Monday at Bible Baptist Church, Madison, Ohio. Friends may call two hours before the service Monday at the church. Arrangements by Potti Funeral Home, Madison, Ohio.

 

William D. Bennett

William David "Bud" Bennett, 57, of Daniels, died Thursday, Feb. 15, 2001, at the University of Virginia Medical Center, Charlottesville, Va., following a long illness. Born Jan. 17, 1944, in Beaver, he was the son of the late James Robert and Ora Edith Richmond Bennett. Mr. Bennett was a retired barber in the Beaver area with 38 years of service. He was a registered barber with the state Board of Beauticians and Barbers and was the owner and operator of Bennett's Barber Shop until his retirement. He attended Shady Spring First Baptist Church and was a lifelong resident of Daniels and Beaver. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Hazel Taylor and Helen Dillon. Survivors include three sons, Brian William Bennett at home and Mark Scot Eakin and David Kent Eakin, both of San Antonio, Texas; three daughters, Krista Renee Eakin of Huntsville, Texas, Beth Ann Gomez and her husband, Mike, of Jumping Branch and Amy Flippin and her husband, Kevin, of East Bend, N.C.; two brothers, Everett W. Bennett and his wife, Barbara, of Coal City and James Robert "Bob" Bennett and his wife, Clara, of Beckley; two sisters, Patricia Tolliver of Beaver and Susan Simmons of Beckley; and two grandchildren, Alyssa Rene Eakin and Brittney Waddell. Service will be 11 a.m. Monday at Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home, Shady Spring Chapel, with the Rev. D. D. Elwell officiating. Burial will follow at Sunset Memorial Park, Beckley. Friends may call 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be Doug Wilcox, Earl Redden, George Rakes, Tommy Gross, Dr. Rodney Fink, Darrell Matherly and Eddie Cochran. Arrangements by Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home, Shady Spring.

 

Arbutus Bennett

Arbutus Bennett, 87, of Beckley, died Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2001, in a Beckley hospital following a short illness. Born Jan. 14, 1914, at Pear, she was the daughter of the late G. W. Plumley and Lena Bell Toothman Plumley. Mrs. Bennett was a retired licensed practical nurse, a former employee of Raleigh General Hospital and Dr. Grover Hedrick and a member of Calloway Heights Baptist Church. Mrs. Bennett was preceded in death by her husband, Oath-er Bennett; a son, Harless O. Bennett; a daughter, Geneva P. Adkins; a brother, Amos Plumley; and a sister, Virginia Plumley. Survivors include a son, Rob-ert I. Bennett and wife, Sally, of Beckley; six daughters, Corina M. Smith of Bellingham, Wash., Lena B. Jones and husband, Posey, of Beckley, Norma J. Hylton and husband, Ben, of Beckley, Wanda S. Crouse and husband, Malcolm, of Shady Spring, Linda L. Bailey and husband, Butch, of Beaver and Janet J. Armstrong and husband, Larry, of Daniels. Other survivors include four brothers, Rheo Plumley of Abraham, Garland Plumley of Beckley, Lloyd Plumley of Shady Spring, Lester Plumley of Abraham; four sisters, Etheleen Adkins of Shady Spring, Rosemary Plumley of Beckley, Faye Pyatt of Beckley, Madeline Redden of Shady Spring; 25 grandchildren; 46 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and a special family friend, Karen Graham of Beckley. Service will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Calloway Heights Baptist Church, Beckley, with the Rev. Bill Parker and the Rev. Jim Wilborn officiating. Burial will follow in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Beckley. Friends may call 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home and one hour before the service at the church. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers, and granddaughters will serve as flower girls. Arrangements by Blue Ridge Funeral Home, Beckley.

 

Paul 'PW' Bennett

BELLE - Paul Woodson "PW" Bennett, 86, formerly of Rupert, died Friday, March 16, 2001, at the home of his daughter following a short illness. He was the son of the late Floyd E. and Della Caroline Eagle Bennett. Mr. Bennett was a member of Bascom United Methodist Church, Rupert, where he was a member of the Methodist Men, and was a self-employed logger. He was also a member of several organizations, which included Midland Trail Masonic Lodge No. 166, Scottish Rites of Freemasonry, Beni Kedem Temple in Charleston, Greenbrier Valley Shriners, Ronceverte Chapter No. 21 and Grand Commandary No. 15 Knight Templar, Rupert Rotary Club with 46 years of perfect attendance, and a former member of the Lewisburg Order of Eastern Star. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Hallie Frances Coulter Bennett, in 1994; a son, Hilbert D. Bennett, on May 11, 2000; four sisters and six brothers. Survivors include a daughter, Patsy Milam, and her husband, Stephen, of Belle; two granddaughters, Lori Crabtree and Beth Marshall; and a great-granddaughter, Kendal Marshall. Graveside service will be 11 a.m. Monday at Wallace Memorial Cemetery, Clintonville, with the Rev. Charles Stevens officiating. Graveside rites will be conducted by Midland Trail Masonic Lodge No. 166. Friends may call 6 to 8 p.m. today at Wallace and Wallace Funeral Home, Rainelle. Arrangements by Wallace and Wallace Funeral Home, Rainelle.

 

Bennie E. Bennett, Sr.

Bennie E. Bennett Sr., 67, of Midway, died at 6:45 a.m. Tuesday, March 20, 2001, at the University of Virginia Hospital, Charlottesville, Va. Born Aug. 27, 1933, in Pear, he was the son of the late Luther, Addie and Mogene Bennett. Mr. Bennett was a retired miner from Slab Fork Coal Co. He was an active member of Hilltop Baptist Church and a member of the UMWA. He was preceded in death by a brother, Aubrey Bennett; and two sisters, Leona Plumley and Nila Canterbury. Survivors include his wife of 49 years, Gracie Plumley Bennett; a son, Bennie Bennett Jr. and his wife, Teresa, of Rock Hill, S.C.; two daughters, Belinda Mitchem and her husband, Alvis, and Loretta Daniels and her husband, Terry, all of Crab Orchard; 10 grandchildren, Robert, Daniel and Marvin Mitchem, Jesse, Jamie and Melanie Daniels, and Catrina, Jonathan, Derek and Mathew Bennett; four great-grandchildren; seven brothers, Everette Bennett and his wife, Media, of Colorado, Daris Bennett and his wife, Betty, Jerry Bennett and his wife, Connie, Ricky and his wife, Debra, and Danny Bennett, all of Abraham, Roger Bennett and his wife, Marlene, of Pennsylvania and Jimmy Bennett of Nevada; and five sisters, Reba Bennett of Abraham, Rosa Adkins and her husband, Donnie, of Daniels, Joyce Hornsby and her husband, Joseph, of Ghent, Ruth Watson and her husband, Gary, of Beckley and Eilene Bennett of California. Service will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Rose and Quesenberry Peace Chapel, Beckley, with the Rev. John Wesley Richmond officiating. Burial will follow in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Beckley. Friends may call 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be Kenny Lilly, Steve Meadows, Kenny Pack, Clarence Lilly, Travis Bailey and Thomas Dick. Arrangements by Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home, Beckley.

 

Russell Bennett

Russell Bennett, 62, of Eccles, died Friday, April 27, 2001, in a Beckley hospital following a long illness. Born July 11, 1938, he was the son of Annie Jewel Honaker Bennett of Eccles, with whom he made his home, and the late Norman Wilson "Buster" Bennett. Mr. Bennett spent his childhood in Eccles, where he resided for many years. He lived in the Jacksonville, Fla., area from 1985 until 1998, when he returned to Eccles. He was retired from Allied Signal Technical Services Inc. in Jacksonville. He was of the Christian faith. He was preceded in death by his wife, the former Anna Marie Devlin, who was originally from Stanaford, on July 7, 1996; two sons, Norman Russell Bennett, in November 1979, and Dennis Wayne Bennett, in May 1988; and a daughter, Sharon Denise Bennett, in 1960. Other survivors include a daughter, Tina Marie Bennett Astrea and her husband, Miguel, of Miami; three sons, William Earl Bennett and his wife, Kimberly, of Fayetteville, Pa., Anthony Owen Bennett and his wife, Sissy, of Jacksonville and Paul Jason Bennett of Daytona Beach, Fla.; eight grandchildren; three sisters, Patricia Kopec of Sophia, Diana Berkebile of Johnstown, Pa., and Linda Ferrell of Fort Worth, Texas; and three brothers, Robert and David Bennett, both of Lexington, N.C., and Bobby Bennett of Beckley. Service will be 1 p.m. Monday at Melton Mortuary Cha-pel, Beckley, with the Rev. Timothy Vaughan officiating. Burial will follow at the end of the week at Town and Country Cemetery, Jacksonville, beside his wife, Anna Marie. Friends may call 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. Arrangements by Melton Mortuary, Beckley.

 

Grover C. Bennett

Grover C. Bennett, 86, of Rainelle, died Tuesday, May 8, 2001, in Greenbrier Valley Medical Center, Ronceverte, following a long illness. Born Feb. 13, 1915, at Blue Sulphur Springs, he was the son of the late Walter Campbell and Cora Edith Bennett. Mr. Bennett was a member of the Rainelle United Methodist Church and was retired as a trim saw operator from the Meadow River Lumber Co. and Georgia Pacific. He was a World War II veteran, recipient of the Purple Heart with oak leaf cluster, a life member of VFW Post No. 4484 of Rainelle and past commander of District 10. He was also a member of the Rainelle Lions Club for 18 years. He was preceded in death by a sister, Gladys Virginia Hiser; and a brother, Robert Randolph Bennett. Survivors include his wife, Ann M. Bennett; a daughter, Carolyn M. Hicks and husband, Randy, of Nashville, Tenn.; a son, Gary C. Bennett of Blue Sulphur Springs; a grandson, Scott E. Clinard of Nashville, Tenn.; three step grandsons, Daniel, Justin and Bryan Hicks of Alamo, Tenn.; a sister-in-law, Helen Hiser of Florida; and a brother-in-law, Louis G. Tincher of Greenbrier, Tenn.; several nieces and nephews, Marge and Ken Betler, Shirley and Doug Wilson, Pat and Bob Chabin, Granvel and Charlotte Hiser, Louise Gaston Tincher and Charles Granvel Tincher, Mary and Phillip Nowfel, Charles and Shirley Hiser, Frank and Anna Lu Jones; and a great-nephew, Danny Ray Hiser and Nora. Service will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Wallace and Wallace Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Bob Anderson officiating. Entombment will follow in the Wallace Memorial Mausoleum, Clintonville, with military services conducted by VFW Post 3110 of Oak Hill. Friends may call 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. Arrangements by Wallace and Wallace Funeral Home, Rainelle.

 

Myrtle K. Bennett

VERMILION, Ohio - Myrtle Kincaid Bennett, 89, died Tuesday, May 29, 2001, at Ohio Extended Care, Lorain, Ohio, following an extended illness. Born May 21, 1912, at Abraham, she moved to Vermilion in 1988. Mrs. Bennett was a member of Wesleyan Chapel, Beckley, and enjoyed flowers and gardening. She was preceded in death by her husband, Woodrow Bennett; her parents, Lewis and Metta Todd Kincaid; five sisters, Elsie, Nora, Dora, Della and Daisy; and four brothers, Charlie, Willie, Henry and Ray. Survivors include a daughter, Gloreda Lehman of Vermilion; two sons, Wilson Bennett of Burlington, Ky., and Okey Bennett of Amherst, Ohio; 10 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Bessie Bennett of Beckley and Rhoda Kincaid of Louisville, Ky. Service will be 1 p.m. Sunday at Blue Ridge Funeral Home, Beckley. Burial will follow in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Beckley. Friends called 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Riddle Funeral Home, Vermilion, and may call 6 to 9 p.m. today at Blue Ridge Funeral Home, Beckley. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, Northeast Ohio Affiliate Inc., 1689 E. 115th St., Cleveland, OH 44106, or the American Lung Association, South Shore Branch, 226 State Route 61 E., Norwalk, OH 44857-9705. Arrangements by Blue Ridge Funeral Home, Beckley.

 

Charles Bennett

RAINELLE - Charles S. "Wilkie" Bennett, 60, passed away Monday, July 9, 2001, in the VA Medical Center, Beckley, following a long illness. Born Nov. 12, 1940, in Summers County, he was the son of the late Elbert Homer and Myrtle Jane Meadows Bennett. Mr. Bennett was an auto mechanic and a U.S. Army veteran. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Onieda Clinton and Lucille June Bennett; and four brothers, Paul Edward Bennett, Ralph James Bennett, Gene Bennett and Lacy Bennett. Survivors include his wife, Cathy Bennett; two sons, Billy Pack and Bryan Bryant, both of Rainelle; four brothers, Elbert Homer Bennett Jr. of Tennessee and Lloyd Lee Bennett, Arthur Gerald Bennett and Clyde Lester Bennett, all of Hopewell, Va.; three sisters, Frances Maxine Ames of Elton, Nina Louise Flagstaff of New York and Clara Jane "Carrie" Long of Hopewell; three grandchildren; and 36 nieces and nephews. Service will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Smathers Funeral Chapel, Rainelle, with the Rev. John Wyatt officiating. Burial will follow in King Cemetery, Sandstone. Friends may call 7 to 9 p.m. today at the chapel. Arrangements by Smathers Funeral Chapel, Rainelle.

 

Edward H. Bennett

CLEVELAND - Edward Henry Bennett, 72, formerly of Meadow Creek, died Tuesday, July 10, 2001, in Cleveland Clinic following a long illness. Born Sept. 1, 1928, at Meadow Creek, he was the son of the late Square David Bennett and Effie May Smith Bennett. Mr. Bennett was a retired boiler operator and a member of Westside Gospel Tabernacle, Cleveland. He had lived in Cleveland the past 42 years and was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean Conflict. He was preceded in death by brothers, Kyle, Ordie, Oral, Noah and Earl Bennett; and three sisters, Stella, Dexter and Ruth. Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Mildred Cales Bennett; four sons, Nicholas Bennett and Neil Bennett, both of Cleveland, Wayne Bennett and his wife, Charlene, of West Lake, Ohio, and Warren Bennett of Streetsboro, Ohio; three daughters, Rhonda Richmond and her husband, Roger, of Alderson, Anna Jewell Rohn and her husband, Douglas, of Parma, Ohio, and Laura Bennett of Cleveland; three brothers, Carl Bennett of Beckley, John Bennett of Beaver and Omer Bennett of Streetsboro; a sister, Sona Pack of Oak Hill; 18 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Service will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Tempa Church, Judson, with the Rev. Bobby Reed officiating. Burial will follow in Alderson Cemetery, near Hix. Friends may call 6 to 9 p.m. today at Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home, Beckley, and one hour before service Saturday at the church. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers. Arrangements by Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home, Beckley.

 

Minnie Lee Bennett

QUINWOOD - Minnie Lee Bennett, 75, died Saturday, Aug. 4, 2001, after a long illness. Born June 27, 1926, at Hemlock, she was the daughter of Easter and Vady Plummer Boggess. Mrs. Bennett was of the Holiness faith and attended the Church of God at Marfrance. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charlie David Bennett. Survivors include four daughters, Irene Hicks of Rainelle, Loraine Rouse of Florida, Vicky Bennett of Quinwood and Ethlene Martin of Pennsylvania; six sons, Mr. and Mrs. David Lee Bennett of Quinwood, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Easter Bennett of Chicago, Ill., Donald Bennett of Quinwood, Freddy Bennett of Chicago, Ill., Mr. and Mrs. Robert Gregory Bennett of Chicago, Ill., and Mr. and Mrs. David Eugene Bennett of Stanford, Va.; 31 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Wallace and Wallace Chapel in Rainelle with the Rev. Houston Boothe officiating. Burial will follow in the Wallace Memorial Cemetery, Clintonville. Friends may call 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home in Rainelle. Arrangements by Wallace and Wallace Funeral Home, Rainelle.

 

Norman H. Bennett

HINTON - Norman Harvey Bennett, 93, of 493 Stokes Drive, went home to be with the Lord at 4:20 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11, 2001, in a Hinton hospital following a short illness. Born Nov. 6, 1908, in Summers County, he was the son of the late Aaron D. and Mary Alice Sears Bennett. Mr. Bennett worked as a timberman and carpenter helper for many years and was of the Baptist faith. He was a lifelong resident of Summers County. He was preceded in death by four brothers, Jack, Robert, Ansel and Fred Bennett; and two sisters, Daisy and Lucinda Bennett. Survivors include a brother, Joseph "Joe" Bennett of Hinton; a cousin and best friend with whom he made his home for 35 years, Violet Underwood Mullins of Hilldale, and her children whom he helped rear, Robie Bassett of Ghent, Victoria Throckmorton of Richmond, Va., Valerie Amsdill of Hinton, and Arnyll Underwood of Dudley, N.C.; several nieces and nephews, Christine Ward of Pipestem, Norma Rookstool of Meadow Bridge, Susie Sweeny of Beckley, Overton Bennett of North Carolina, and Ricky and Jeff Bennett, both of Hinton; and a precious friend and caregiver, Regina Trout of Hinton. Service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Pivont Funeral Home Chapel, Hinton, with the Rev. J. E. Johnson officiating. Burial will follow in the Sluss-Simmons Cemetery at Mt. View. Friends may call 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be Erwin Padilla, Daniel Butler, Robie David Bassett Jr., James Smith, Avery Sluss, and Albert Lowe. Arrangements by Pivont Funeral Home, Hinton.

 

Franklin 'Frankie' Bennett

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Franklin Joseph "Frankie" Bennett, 38, died Friday, Dec. 28, 2001, at Presbyterian Hospital, Charlotte. Frankie was born Dec. 25, 1963, in Beckley. He especially enjoyed his career with Adam's Outdoor Advertising and prided himself in quality work and dependability. He was also a lover of animals and an avid martial arts fan who loved karate movies. Survivors include his mother, Audrey N. Bennett; a sister, Lora Lambert; a brother, Vern Bennett, and a nephew, Bryan Lambert, and his son, Jonathan Pinkard, all of Charlotte; a cousin, Lorrie Legursky of Beckley; and many friends throughout the Charlotte area as well as friends in West Virginia. He was preceded in death by a brother, David Bennett, in 1992. A celebration of Frankie's life will be 7 p.m. Wednesday at Hankins and Whittington Dilworth Chapel, Charlotte. The family will receive friends following the service until 8:30 p.m. Memorials may be sent to Lifespan Services (formerly St. Mark's Center) in memory of his brother, David, 200 Clanton Road, Charlotte, NC 28217. Arrangements by Hankins and Whittington Dilworth Chapel, Charlotte.

 

Virgie M Bennett

Virgie Marie Bennett, 61, of Shady Spring, died at 5:55 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 3, 2002, at her home following a short illness. Born March 6, 1940, in Pluto, she was the daughter of the late Noah Bennett and Doro-thy Bennett. Mrs. Bennett was a homemaker and a former employee of Best Western Motel for eight years. She attended Trinity Baptist Church, Shady Spring. She was preceded in death by a brother, Joseph Bennett. Survivors include her husband of 40 years, Richard Bennett; a son, Richard Lee Bennett and his wife, Dianne, of Glen Morgan; two brothers, Delbert Bennett and his wife, Helen, of Dobson, N.C., and Harold Bennett and his wife, Gracie, of Blue Jay; a sister, Nora Adkins and her husband, Roger, of Grandview; special friend, Lena Meadows of Shady Spring; special friend and sister-in-law, Brenda Bennett of Abraham; two step grandchildren, Larry Redden of Shady Spring and Derek Davis of Glen Morgan; and a great-grandchild, Dustin Lee Redden. Service will be 1 p.m. Sunday at Rose and Quesenberry Peace Chapel, Beckley, with Brother Danny Winders officiating. Burial will follow in Washington Plumley Cemetery, Plumley Mountain. Friends may call 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be Bobby Meadows, Charles Bennett, Jimmy Wills, Larry Redden, Richard Ballengee and Robert Ballengee. Arrangements by Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home, Beckley.

 

Elsie Jane Bennett

Elsie Jane Richmond Bennett, 78, of Harper, died Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2002, in a Beckley hospital following a short illness. Born June 18, 1923, on Freezeland Mountain, she was the daughter of the late Alexander and Sarah Susan Bennett Richmond. Mrs. Bennett, one of 16 children, spent her childhood in the Richmond District of Raleigh County and had been a resident of Harper since 1961. She worked for the U.S. Postal Service for over 20 years and served as postmaster at Harper for 12 years. She was a member of Harper Heights Missionary Baptist Church. On Sunday, Jan. 6, she was presented with a plaque honoring her as the only member who had not missed Sunday school or church during 2001. She enjoyed crafts and needlework, and made numerous quilts for her children and grandchildren. She was also an avid reader and enjoyed working crossword puzzles and playing canasta. She was preceded in death by 10 brothers, Howard, Omer, Johnnie, Jessie, Roy, Carl, Jimmie, Calvin, Elbert and Melvin Richmond; and four sisters, Ora Bennett, Zelphia Green, Vergie Cales and Myrtle Taylor. Survivors include her husband of 58 years, Hubert Bennett; a son, Wayne Bennett and his wife, Rose Marie, of Kegley; two daughters, Bonnie Pishner Edwards of Mount Hope and Rita Smith of Mount Tabor; six grandsons, David and Brian Pishner, Jeffery and Eric Bennett, and Kevin and Rodney Smith; two great-grandsons, Anthony Wiseman and Buddy Pishner; two great-granddaughters, Ashley Pishner and Ashlee Scott; and a brother, Basil Richmond of White Oak. Service will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Melton Mortuary Chapel, Beckley, with Pastor Tim Barton officiating. Burial will follow in Richmond Family Cemetery, Freezeland Mountain. Friends may call 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be grandsons. Donations of sympathy may be made to Richmond Family Cemetery or her church. Arrangements by Melton Mortuary, Beckley.

 

Ella Mae Bennett

DANIELS - Ella Mae Bennett, 67, of 421 Forrest Road, Daniels, died Friday, Jan. 18, 2002, at her home following a long illness. Born Oct. 3, 1934, at Abraham, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Nannie Plumley Bennett. Miss Bennett was a homemaker and a lifelong resident of Raleigh County. She was preceded in death by an infant brother, Chester Bennett; a brother, Wade Bennett; and four sisters, Flora Bragg, Zena Stacy, Zethel Bennett and Kitty Goodson. Survivors include a son, Seldon Bennett and wife, Barbara, of Daniels, with whom she made her home; four sisters, Eva Goodson of Abraham, Renie Goodson of Shady Spring, Novella Bennett of Cool Ridge, and Quincy Bennett of Akron, Ohio; two grandchildren, Shelby and Steve Bennett; and four great-grandchildren, Tommy and Bobby Bennett, Summer Lee Bennett and Chance Accord. Graveside rites and burial will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Washington Plumley Cemetery at Plumley Mountain, with the Rev. Ernest Calfee Jr. officiating. Pallbearers will be Ron Pierce, Gary Burgess, Randy and Eddie Meadows. There will be no visitation. Arrangements by Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home, Beckley.

 

Iva H. Bennett

JUMPING BRANCH - Iva Harvey Bennett, 82, died Sunday, Feb. 10, 2002, in Castle Personal Care Home in Princeton following a long illness. Born Nov. 19, 1919, at Shady Spring, she was the daughter of the late Alonzo Evert and Mary Elizabeth Meadows Harvey. Mrs. Bennett was a graduate of Shady Spring High School and Concod College and taught in elementary schools in Raleigh and Summers Counties for 46 years. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Basil Fitzpatrick; her second husband, Ivan Bennett; a brother, Cody Harvey; a sister, Ila Thompson; an adopted son, Gordon Fitzpatrick; and one step grandson, Eric Mann. Survivors include two sons, Jimmy Fitzpatrick and wife, Penny, of Jumping Branch and Jerry Bennett of Jumping Branch; two daughters, Mary Mann and husband, Frank of Hinton and Jeanie Bennett of Jumping Branch; a sister, Nicely Ward of Baltimore, Md.; six grandchildren, Melanie Spurlock, Jeremy Cook, Megan and John Mann, Dale and Tammy Fitzpatrick; and two great-grandchildren, Jayme Fitzpatrick and David Bragg. Service will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Pivont Funeral Home Chapel in Hinton with Pastor Elmo Alderman officiating. Burial will follow in Restwood Memorial Gardens, Hinton. Friends may call 12 to 2 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers. Arrangements by Pivont Funeral Home, Hinton.

 

Jessie H Bennett

LEROY TOWNSHIP, Ohio - Jessie H. Bennett, 70, formerly of Abraham, died Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2002, at his residence. Born Feb. 11, 1932, in Abraham, he was the son of the late Jessie and Nora Adkins Bennett. Mr. Bennett had been a resident of Leroy Township since 1976, and retired in 1987 as a machinist from T. R. W. Valve Division in Euclid, Ohio. He was a lifelong farmer and was known to raise the best sweet corn in Leroy, which he sold at his Leroy Produce stand. He was preceded in death by five brothers and three sisters. Survivors include his wife, Judith A. Bennington Bennett, whom he married April 12, 1976; two sons, Randy Bennett and his wife, Vicki, of Thompson and Stuart Bennett and his wife, Tracy, of Painesville, Ohio; two sisters, Phyllis Bennett and her husband, Jack, of Mentor, Ohio, and Ruby Meadows of Shady Spring; three grandsons, Christopher, Bryan and Jacob Bennett; and many nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Knights of Columbus Home, 987 Mentor Ave., Painesville, Ohio. Contributions may be made in Jessie's name to the family. Arrangements by Spear-Mulqueeny Funeral Home, Painesville.

 

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