Candler - Eddie Olin Bennett, age 64, of Candler, passed away on Wednesday, December 5, 2012.
A native of Buncombe Co., Mr. Bennett was a son of the late Andy Olin and Ethel Mae Maynard Bennett.
Mr. Bennett was a retired dairy farmer.
He is survived by his former wife, Renea Ferguson Turner; sons Jason Bennett of Charleston, SC, and Aaron Bennett of Miami, FL; daughters Emily Weidler of Candler, and Erica Bennett of Asheville; grandchildren Jackson, William, Whitney, Tyler, and Johnathan; and brothers Maynard and Glen Bennett, both of Asheville.
A funeral service for Mr. Bennett will be at 3:00 p.m. Sunday at Hominy Baptist Church with the Rev. Dr. Joe Yelton officiating. Interment will follow in the church's cemetery.
His family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Hominy Baptist Church Building Fund, 135 Candler School Rd., Candler, NC 28715.
Groce Funeral Home on Patton Ave. is assisting the family, and the online register is available at www.grocefuneralhome.com.
Published in the Asheville Citizen-Times on Dec. 14, 2012
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