Rev. Austin Bennett
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JONESVILLE, SC-- Rev. Sterling Austin Bennett, age 90, widower of Cleo Graham Bennett of 687 Gaffney Hwy., Jonesville, passed away Saturday, August 9, 2014 at Mary Black Memorial Hospital.
Rev. Bennett was born in the West Springs community of Union Co., June 29, 1924 a son of the late Sterling P. and Lunette Lancaster Bennett. He attended North Greenville College and Wofford College and was a retired Baptist minister.
Surviving are a son Larry Bennett and wife Lynda of Jonesville; two sisters, Mildred Sinclair of Buffalo and Carolyn Jackson of Union, two brothers, Jim Bennett of Pauline and Ralph Bennett and wife Dianne of Roebuck; three grandsons, Richard Bennett and wife Ellen, Greg Bennett and Jeffrey Bennett; a daughter in law, Brenda Bennett and a granddaughter-in-law, Kellie Bennett both of Spartanburg; a sister-in-law, Mildred Rogers of Union; a special friends Aileen Quinn of Jonesville and five great-grandchildren. Rev Bennett was predeceased by a son, Lynn Bennett and a grandson, Brian Bennett.
Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM Monday, August 11, 2014 at West Springs Baptist Church conducted by Rev. Greg Black and Rev. Rufus Chaneyworth. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Active pallbearers will be Charles Bennett, Gerald Bennett, Edward Sinclair, Tim Rogers, Kevin Bennett and Michael Bennett. Mr. Bucky Sprouse, Pastors of the Union County Baptist Association and members of the Senior Men's Sunday School Class of West Springs Baptist are asked to sit in a group.
Visitation will be held in the church immediately following the committal services.
Memorials may be made to West Springs Baptist Church Nicaragua Mission Team, 4811 Buffalo-West Springs Hwy., Jonesville, SC 29353.
The family will be at the home of his son, Larry and Lynda Bennett, 178 Spencer Rd., Jonesville.
The S.R. Holcombe
Funeral Home, Inc. (www.holcombefuneral
Holcombe Jonesville Chapel
145 Hames Ave Jonesville, SC 29353
Published in Spartanburg Herald-Journal from Aug. 10 to Aug. 11, 2014