The Valdosta Daily Times
Katie Elizabeth “Betty” Bennett, 86, of Nashville died Monday June 17, 2013 in the Berrien Nursing Center.
She was born on Nov. 8, 1926 in Berrien County to the late William M. Boykin and the late Mary Brown. She was a homemaker, had worked at Nashville Textile, and was employed by the Berrien County Board of Education as a crossing guard for many years. She was a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by four sisters: Jewell B Mathis, Joyce B. Chapple, Stella B. Cox, Nellie B. Bailey; two brothers: J.R. Boykin and Jack D. Boykin; a granddaughter: Paula Elizabeth Stone.
She is survived by her husband: Marcus Edgar Bennett of Nashville; four daughters: Wanda (Lester) Brookshire of Rome, Becky (Rev. Steve) Davis of Hinesville, Mary (Rev. Freddie) Stone of Nashville, and Joye Bennett of Nashville; two sisters: Jane B Griner of Jasper, Fla., and Polly B. Hendrix of Evans; nine grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-granddaughter. Funeral services will be held Wednesday June 19, 2013 at 3 p.m. in the Chapel of Lovein Funeral Home with the Rev. Jackie Connell and Rev. Ed Gilliard officiating. Interment will follow in Westview Cemetery. Visitation will be held this evening from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home. — Lovein Funeral Home, Nashville