Earl Bennett, the son of the late Nathan and Cora Fox Bennett, was born in Fredericktown on Oct. 19, 1907, and died at his home in Bernie on Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2003, at the age of 95.
Mr. Bennett had lived in Parma before moving to Bernie in 1969. He was a member of the Full Gospel Pentecostal Church in Bernie.
On Oct. 12, 1928, he was married to Lura Glass. She preceded him in death on Oct. 14, 1981.
Surviving are one step-daughter, Phyllis Rushing of Dexter; one sister, Louise Ellis of Granite City, Ill.; three step-grandchildren; and three step-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by four brothers, Carl, Buford, Winford and Otis Bennett; and one sister, Mildred George.
Visitation will be held after 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 27, 2003, at the Watkins & Sons Funeral Home in Dexter.
Graveside funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 27, 2003, in the Hagy Cemetery in Dexter with Rev. Stanley Wallace of Farmington officiating.
Interment will follow in the Hagy Cemetery in Dexter with Watkins & Sons Funeral Service of Dexter in charge of arrangements.