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.

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