|Birth: ||Jul. 26, 1916|
|Death: ||Jun. 26, 2008|
In Loving Memory of Oletha Raulerson Bennett
07/26/1916 - 06/26/2008
Mrs. Oletha Raulerson Bennett, age 91, of Mershon died Thursday morning at her residence following an extended illness. She was a native and lifelong resident of Pierce County.
She was preceded in death by her husband James Newell Bennett, her parents Daniel Leslie Raulerson and Ella Taylor Raulerson, a son Nelson Bennett, a sister Audrey Morris and a brother E.D. Raulerson.
Mrs. Bennett taught school for many years at the Damascus School in Bacon County and the Mershon School. She also owned and operated Oletha's Beuaty Shop in Mershon for many years.
She was a longtime active member of Antioch Baptist Church where she also taught Sunday school for many years and was a member of the Adult Sunday School Class.
She is survived by her daughter Linda Bennett Spence husband Don of Mershon, 2 sons Dan Bennett, Sr. wife Jeanette of Blackshear and Eddie Bennett wife Diane of Mershon, Daughter-in-law Virgil Lee Bennett of Alma, 10 grandchildren Robin Spence of Mershon, Gail Lee husband Leslie of Blackshear, Mandi Jacobs husband Jonathan of Dacula, Ga., Debbie Morris husband Randall of Uvalda, Ga., Robert Bennett wife Cathy of Alma, Janet Clements husband Ronnie of Alma, Dan Bennett, Jr. wife Kristi of Blackshear, Darby Benefield husband Greg of Blackshear, Leslie Dowling husband David of Hollywood, Fl., and Jim Bennett fiancÚ Marilyn Parker of Sanford, Fl., 20 great grandchildren, a sister Marline Duncan of Social Circle, Ga., a sister-in-law Pauline Raulerson of Waycross, and several nieces, nephews, and other relatives.
A funeral service will be held 11am Saturday in the chapel of Smith Funeral Home. Burial will be in Ramah Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends Friday evening from 6 until 8pm at the funeral home.
Smith Funeral Home
210 Johnson Street
Blackshear, GA 31516
Phone: (912) 449-3113
Daniel Leslie Raulerson (1889 - 1969)
James Newell Bennett (1914 - 2003)*
James Nelson Bennett (1937 - 2005)*
Oletha Raulerson Bennett (1916 - 2008)
Owen Tamlin Raulerson (1922 - 1922)*
Audrey R. Guest (1923 - 2001)*
Daniel Waylon Raulerson (1925 - 1938)*
GPS (lat/lon): 31.41121, -82.28824
Created by: Wiregrass Irisheyes
Record added: Jun 26, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 27842770