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 Dewey Ralston Bennett

Dewey Ralston Bennett

Birth
West Virginia, USA
Death 18 Mar 1974 (aged 39)
White Oak, Raleigh County, West Virginia, USA
Burial Abraham, Raleigh County, West Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 21382769 · View Source
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Dewey Ralston Bennett was born on April 24, 1934, the son of Fred Bennett and his wife Verna Veatrice Vest Bennett of Abraham, Raleigh County, West Virginia. He was named after his mother's half brother Dewey Via but was known by his middle name.

Ralston, a veteran of the Army and Marines, was a truck driver. He and wife Janice Ardell Woehler Bennett had five children.

He died on March 18, 1974, in Raleigh County. Ralston, who was unarmed and on his mother's property, was shot and killed by man he'd known all his life. While Ralston lay dying on the ground, his mother Verna prayed with her son and heard his confession of faith in Jesus Christ before his death. Verna was grazed by a bullet during the incident. He was preceded in death by an infant sister, Hazel Jeannette, and his father.

Ralston was buried in the New Salem Missionary Baptist Cemetery in Abraham next to his father.


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  • Maintained by: E.M. Smith
  • Originally Created by: Barb
  • Added: 6 Sep 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 21382769
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Dewey Ralston Bennett (24 Apr 1934–18 Mar 1974), Find A Grave Memorial no. 21382769, citing New Salem Baptist Church Cemetery, Abraham, Raleigh County, West Virginia, USA ; Maintained by E.M. Smith (contributor 47134804) .