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Fred Bennett, Sr., 78 Father of Farmville Resident, Dies Oct. 16

ROCKY MOUNT, Oct. 20 – Fred Dice Bennett Sr., 78, of Rocky Mount, died Friday, October 16, 2009. He was born April 27, 1931, in Circleville, WV.

Mr. Bennett was preceded in death by his wife, Joyce Mounts Bennett; his mother, Tena S. Bennett; father, Jesse H. Bennett; son, Fred D. Bennett Jr., and daughter, Julie Bennett Mitchell.

He is survived by a son, David W. Bennett and wife, Deana of Farmville; granddaughter, Traci B. Oakes and husband, Cale of Rocky Mount; grandson, Terry L. Mitchell (Tressi Young) of Rocky Mount; step-grandsons, Jamie and Justin Womack of Farmville; great-grandsons, Caleb and Tanner Oakes of Rocky Mount; brother, Faye H. Bennett and wife, Dorothy of Circleville, WV; sister, Hazel B. Simmons of Cherry Grove, WV; numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were con-ducted from Flora Funeral Chapel, Monday, with the Rev. Mike Lawhorn officiating. Interment followed in the Furnace Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be sent to Furnace Creek Baptist Church, 975 Scuffling Hill Rd, Rocky Mount, VA 24151.

Flora Funeral Service, Rocky Mount, served the family.