Originally created 08/17/00

Mr. Willie Bennett Sr.

Mr. Willie Bennett Sr., of 10th Avenue, died Friday, Aug. 11, 2000, at University Hospital.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Williams Funeral Home with the Rev. J.C. Phinizy officiating. Burial will be in Southview Cemetery.

Mr. Bennett, a native of Columbia County, was a brick mason.

Survivors include his wife, Florence Bennett, Pocomoke, Md.; five sons, Willie Bennett Jr., Ronald Bennett and John Jessie Bennett, all of Maryland, Gaston Ballard, all of Washington, D.C., and Chester Woods, Martinez; two daughters, Dianne Moore, Augusta, and Jenett Wilkerson, Hephzibah; an adopted son, Craig Byrd, Maryland; a sister, Nancy Bullouch, Syracuse, N.Y.; and 21 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Friends may call at the residence or at Williams Funeral Home.


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