Malese Anderson Bennett (1941 - 2018)


Mrs. Malese Anderson Bennett, 76, of Royston, GA passed away on Wednesday, January 3, 2018, at her home.

Mrs. Bennett was born in Athens, GA on November 30, 1941, daughter of the late Howard O'Neil Anderson and the late Loudelle Burroughs Anderson. She did clerical work having worked in the Registrar's office of the University of Georgia and worked as a pharmacy tech at Bennett's Drugs in Royston, GA. She was a member of the Royston First United Methodist Church.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Howard O'Neil Anderson, Jr.

Survivors include her husband, Bern Bennett, Sr.; sons, Bern (Lydia) Bennett of Carnesville, GA, Brad (Sarah) Bennett of Athens, GA, and Brian Bennett of Knoxville, TN; daughter, Dawn (Leslie) Gaddis of Royston, GA; grandchildren, Steven Hart, Tre Bennett, Matthew Gaddis, Abbie Bennett, Ella Bennett, Kyra Eliase Bennett, Alex Bennett and Sullivan Bennett; sister, Delores Furman of Boone, NC.

Funeral services for Mrs. Bennett will be held at the Pruitt Funeral Home Chapel on Sunday, January 7, 2018, at 3:00 P.M. with Dr. Danny Barton officiating. Interment will follow in the Franklin Springs Baptist Church Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at Pruitt Funeral Home from 12:00 P.M. until the funeral hour on Sunday afternoon. The family is at the home.

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Pruitt Funeral Home in Royston, GA is in charge of arrangements.
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Published in Athens Banner-Herald on Jan. 5, 2018