Valdosta Daily Times

November 9, 2013

Olem Bennett


The Valdosta Daily Times

-- — The Rev. Olem Bennett, 95, of Enigma, died Saturday Nov. 9, 2013 in the Berrien Nursing Center.

He was born Nov. 29, 1917 in Cook County to the late John Thomas Bennett and the late Thelma Hayes. He was a retired farmer and minister having faithfully served Berrien, Coffee, and Clinch counties for over 50 years. He was a member of Pleasant Hill Missionary Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his wife: Audrey Gray Bennett who died in 2006, son: Gary Bennett, 2 sisters, and an infant brother.

He is survived by his daughter: Waunell (Rev. Garvie) Nichols of Enigma; 2 sons: Ronald ( Ruth )Bennett of Nashville, and Laverne (Peggy ) Bennett of Enigma; sister: Mattie Bell Whiteside of Plant City, FL; brother: Edgar Bennett of Nashville; daughter-in-law: Elaine Bennett of Douglas; 12 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren, and 4 great great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Monday Nov. 11, 2013 at 11 a.m. in the Chapel of Lovein Funeral Home with the Rev. Jackie Connell and the Rev. Bobby Fussell officiating. Interment will follow in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Visitation is Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m. — Lovein Funeral Home, Nashville.