Mr. Everett Bennett, Sr., age 84, of Cumming, passed away Sunday, January 26, 2014 at home with his loving family by his side. He was born on November 18, 1929 in Cunard, Fayette County, West Virginia 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 seventeen 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 is 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.
Survivors include his sons, Everett Bennett, Jr. (Mary Gaither Bennett) of Cumming, Jimmy Arlen James (Carla Rackley James) of Winston, GA; daughter, Connie Marie James Killian Brown (Joe E. Brown) of Cullman, AL; 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, MI, Patricia Ann Bennett Kelley of Jackson; brother, Freddie Carlos Bennett of Fayetteville, WV; sisters-in-law, Regina Bennett of Columbus, GA, Phyllis Bennett of Jackson, MI, Linda Bennett of Grass Lake, MI and other loving relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, January 29, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. in the chapel of Ingram Funeral Home with Reverend John Lay officiating. Interment will follow at Georgia National Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Tuesday, from 6 to 9 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to North Lanier Baptist Church and the Veterans Alliance.
Ingram Funeral Home & Crematory, Cumming, Georgia is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be made at www.ingramfuneralhome.com.