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George Washington "Buddy" Bennett, Jr
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Birth: Oct. 10, 1919
Pierce County
Georgia, USA
Death: Apr. 3, 1945, Germany

George Washington " Buddy" Bennett, Jr enlisted into the US Army on Aug. 26, 1942 and served in WWII. He died in the line of duty in Germany. His body was brought home and he is buried in the family plot at Ben James Cemetery in Pierce County GA.

Obituary as published:


Funeral services for Sgt. George W. Bennett, Jr., age 25, will be held Thursday, August 12, at 10 a.m. at Ben James Church, northwest of Blackshear seven miles. Rev. Huey Dixon of Waycross will officiate.
Sgt. Bennett was born in Pierce County, October 10, 1919, raised on the farm and before enlisting in the U.S. Army was an employee of the Service Ice Co., of Waycross for a number of years. He enlisted in the army September 2, 1942, was a member of Co. A of the 19th Bn. and the 14th Armored Division. Was killed in action against the enemy on April 3, 1945, while fighting between Saskenback and Nantenbach. Having been interred in the U.S. military cemetery at Bensheim, Germany, his body was shipped to this country July 2, 1948, and arrived in Blackshear Tuesday, August 10, 1948 under escort. Upon arrival he was carried to the Darling Funeral Home, Blackshear, where he will remain until funeral services. Burial will be in the churchyard cemetery.
Honorary and active pallbearers will be the Pierce County Post No. 181 American Legion, J. Leon Roberts, Jr., commander. Graveside military honors will be furnished by Co. G. 121st Inf., Georgia National Guard, Lt. H.M. Davis, commanding, of Waycross.
This will be a firing squad and bugler after which the military escort will present the flag to the widow of Sgt. Bennett.
Surviving Sgt. Bennett are his widow, Mrs. Eloise Ammoms Bennett; two sons, Robert and Carl Bennett of Blackshear; three sisters, Mrs. Dave Hyman of Waycross, Mrs. Vernon C. Westberry of Patterson, and Miss Maudie Mae Bennett of Blackshear, and three brothers, Archie and Ernest Bennett of Blackshear and Melvin Bennett of Waycross. The funeral cortege will leave the Darling Funeral Home at 9:30 o'clock. 
 
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 Parents:
  George Washington Bennett (1883 - 1954)
  Alice Marie Youmans Bennett (1893 - 1924)
 
 Spouse:
  Eloise Ruth Ammons Chartrand (1925 - 1991)
 
 Siblings:
  Archie Edmund Bennett (1909 - 1989)*
  Eva Marie Bennett Nunez (1911 - 1936)*
  Birdie Ivalee Bennett Hayman (1913 - 1987)*
  James Melvin Bennett (1914 - 2004)*
  Earnest Monroe Bennett (1916 - 1974)*
  Maudie Mae Bennett (1917 - 2009)*
  George Washington Bennett (1919 - 1945)
  Omer Wilson Bennett (1924 - 1926)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Ben James Cemetery
Blackshear
Pierce County
Georgia, USA
 
Created by: Jerry Barnard
Record added: May 02, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 51890527
George Washington Buddy Bennett, Jr
Added by: Jerry Barnard
 
George Washington Buddy Bennett, Jr
Added by: Jerry Barnard
 
George Washington Buddy Bennett, Jr
Added by: Jerry Barnard
 
 
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- Linda Davis
 Added: May. 28, 2012
Remember you on Memorial Day An American Hero - we call him Uncle Buddy.
- Clyde, Nelda & Claudine Nunez
 Added: May. 28, 2012

- Claudine Nunez-Newton
 Added: Apr. 28, 2011
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