Mr. Everett Bennett Sr.

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Mr. Everett Bennett Sr., age 84, of Cumming passed away Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014, at home with his loving family by his side. He was born Nov. 18, 1929, in Cunard, Fayette County, W.Va., to Omer Bennett Sr. and Edith Cecil Bennett. Everett was a Korean War Veteran and retired from the Army after 21 years of service to his country.
He then worked 17 years with the U.S. Army in the housing division at Fort Bragg, N.C., and retired from there in 1992.
He and his wife Susie moved to Cumming in May of 1996 to be near their family. Everett was a member of North Lanier Baptist Church on Atlanta Highway in Cumming. He was also an Honor Guard with Veterans Alliance and participated in military funerals for Veterans in Forsyth, Dawson, Lumpkin, Hall and Cherokee counties in Georgia.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Susie M. Parker Bennett; his parents; brothers, William A. Bennett, Herman Lee Bennett, Thomas Gordon Bennett, Charles E. Bennett, George Franklin Bennett, Omer Bennett Jr., John Cecil Bennett; and his sister, Helen Marie Bennett.
He is survived by his sons, Everett Bennett Jr. (Mary Gaither Bennett) of Cumming, Jimmy Arlen James (Carla Rackley James) of Winston; daughter, Connie Marie James Killian Brown (Joe E. Brown) of Cullman, Ala.; grandchildren, Michelle Donna Killian Gray (John Phillip Gray), Mimi Sue Killian Rasche (David Rasche), Kelly Marie Killian Kahle (Steve Kahle), Teresa Elizabeth Killian Carden (Forrest Carden), Shannon Marie James, Chad Lance James (Sara Elizabeth Vogel James), Leslie Marie Bennett Miller (Christopher Michael Miller), Arrina LeAnn Bennett Brasher (Benjamin Allen Brasher); great-grandchildren, Michael Killian Gray, Tyler John Gray, Morgan Brittany Gray, Kyle James Rasche, Megan Elizabeth Rasche, Lukas Daniel Kahle, Sydney Marie Kahle, Joseph Steven Kahle, Hailey Grace Miller, Katherine Joy Miller, Brayden Alexander Miller, Annabelle Nicole Brasher, Luke Everett Brasher, Hailey Elizabeth James; sisters, Norma Jean Bennett Hawley of Plymouth, Mich., Patricia Ann Bennett Kelley of Jackson; brother, Freddie Carlos Bennett of Fayetteville, W.Va.; sisters-in-law, Regina Bennett of Columbus, Phyllis Bennett of Jackson, Mich., Linda Bennett of Grass Lake, Mich.; and other loving relatives and friends also survive.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Jan. 29, at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Ingram Funeral Home, with the Rev. John Lay officiating. Interment will follow at Georgia National Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Tuesday, Jan. 28, from 6-9 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to North Lanier Baptist Church and the Veterans Alliance.
Condolences may be made at www.ingramfuneralhome.com.
Ingram Funeral Home and Crematory is in charge of arrangements.

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Published in Forsyth County News from Jan. 27 to Jan. 30, 2014
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