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Emma Louise "Emma Lou" Willingham Bennett
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Birth: Nov. 21, 1930
Ware County
Georgia, USA
Death: Sep. 12, 2011
Pierce County
Georgia, USA

Emma Louise Willingham Bennett

Birth date: November 21, 1930
Death date: September 12, 2011

Mrs. Emma Louise Willingham Bennett, 80 of Blackshear, passed away Monday afternoon, September 12, 2011, at her residence.

Born in Waycross, GA on November 21, 1930, she had lived in Pierce County all of her adult life. Mrs. Bennett was a retired clerk for the Pierce County Commissioners where she had worked for many years and had also owned and operated the Pierce County Stockyard with her husband. She was a member of First Baptist Church, Blackshear, and was a daughter of the late Charles Henry & Ada Thompson Willingham. Mrs. Bennett was also preceded in death by her husband of 45 years, Baxter Bennett; a daughter, Jo Ann Bennett; a son, Langdon Bennett; and both of her brothers, Ray Willingham and Bernard Willingham.

Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Brenda & James Bennett of Blackshear; a son, Mike Bennett of Blackshear; two sisters-in-law, Annette Slocum of Charlotte, NC and Wilda "Bill" McNeal of Blackshear; 7 grandchildren, Marcie (Eric) Claas, Kyle Bennett, Chad Bennett, Chris (Thea) Bennett, Kiva Bennett, Dayna Bennett and Myka Bennett; 5 great grandchildren, Landon Claas, Nicholas Claas, Vincent Bennett, Felicity Bennett and Lillian Bennett and several nieces, nephew and other relatives.

Memorials may be made to Hospice Satilla, 808 Evergreen Way, Waycross, GA 31501 or to First Baptist Church, 670 Main Street, Blackshear, GA 31516.

Visitation for Mrs. Bennett will be held Wednesday evening from 6 until 8 at the funeral home.

Funeral services for Mrs. Bennett will be held at 2:00 o'clock Thursday afternoon (September 15, 2011) from the First Baptist Church.

Interment will be in the Blackshear Cemetery.

Pearson-Dial Funeral Home
659 Main Street | Blackshear, GA 31516
Phone: (912) 449-6626
Family links: 
  Charles Henry Willingham (1895 - 1961)
  Ada Estelle Thompson Willingham (1898 - 1961)
  James Baxter Bennett (1929 - 1996)*
  Langdon Baxter Bennett (1952 - 1993)*
  Jo Ann Bennett (1965 - 1967)*
  Charles Bernard Willingham (1918 - 2003)*
  Raymond Warnell Willingham (1923 - 1999)*
  Emma Louise Willingham Bennett (1930 - 2011)
*Calculated relationship
Married March 13, 1949

Our Children: Brenda, Langdon, Mike, Jo Ann
Blackshear City Cemetery
Pierce County
Georgia, USA
Created by: Wiregrass Irisheyes
Record added: Oct 25, 2010
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Emma Louise Emma Lou <i>Willingham</i> Bennett
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