|Birth: ||Dec. 12, 1946|
|Death: ||Jun. 16, 1951|
Published: Waycross Journal-Herald (GA) - Saturday, June 16, 1951, page 7.
MILLWOOD YOUTH KILLED BY TRUCK FRIDAY NIGHT
A four-year-old boy was killed last night when he was struck by a "strip-down" truck on Highway 82 near Millwood. Sgt. T. C. Cateldge, of the Georgia State Patrol, identified the youth as Cleland Ellis Bennett, son of Mr. and Mrs. Leland A. Bennett, of Millwood. He said the child darted in front of the truck driven by Simon Vickers, 25, a farmer of the Millwood community, who was driving in the direction of Waycross. The boy's head was crushed and his leg was broken. He was rushed to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival. The accident occurred about 7:45 Friday night near Padgett's store about a mile east of Millwood. Vickers was charged with operating a vehicle with "improper brakes." Troopers D. M. Griffin and J. T. Lansford investigated the accident.
Besides his parents, the child is survived by a brother, Ralph Bennett, a sister, Barbara Ann Bennett, both of Millwood; paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Bennett, of Millwood; and maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Wilmer Crapps, Blackshear. Funeral services will be held at 3 o'clock Sunday at Hargreaves Chapel near Millwood. Mincy Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Published: Waycross Journal-Herald (GA) - Monday, June 18, 1951, page 10.
Funeral services for Cleland Ellis Bennett, four-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Leland A. Bennett, of Millwood, who was killed Friday night when he was struck by a truck on Highway 82 near Millwood, were held Sunday afternoon at three o'clock at Hargreaves Church near Millwood, with the Rev. Clyde K. Bennett, the Rev. Jerry J. Rudd and the Rev. Crystal C. Davis officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Besides his parents, the child is survived by a brother, Ralph Bennett, a sister, Barbara Ann Bennett, both Millwood; his paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Bennett, Millwood, and his maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Wilmer Crapps, Blackshear. Pallbearers were Aaron Mizell, Jr.; Jackie Williams; Hubert Bennett and Hiram Hood.
Mincy Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
George Death Index
Name: Cleland E Bennett
Death Date: 15 Jun 1951
County of Death: Ware
Gender: M Race: W
Age: 4 years
County of Residence: Ware
Note: Surveyed 2002-2004 by Betty Hargraves Miakinkoff; 2011 by Jerry Van Herrin.
Hargraves Chapel Cemetery
Created by: Miss Charlie
Record added: Jan 13, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 23941233