John William Bennett Sr.

Mr. John William Bennett Sr., 63, of Ellijay, died Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016. 

He was born May 6, 1952, in Cartersville. He was a high school graduate and a member of the Gospel Light Baptist Church in Blue Ridge.

He is preceded in death by father, William T. Bennett; mother, Bonnie Walker Bennett; twin daughters, Bonnie Leann and Martha Jo; and sister, Brenda New. 

He is survived by son and daughter in-law, Jody and Sandy Bennett, Ellijay; daughter and son-in-law, Scott and Misty Bennett Dove, of Ellijay; stepmother, Joyce Bennett, of Ellijay; brothers, Robert Bennett, of Talking Rock, and Leland Bennett, of Hixson, Tenn.; sister, Sue Bennett, of Ellijay; four grandchildren, Jacob Bennett, JB Dove, Justus Bennett and Paul Dove; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 6, from the chapel of Bernhardt Funeral Home with the Rev. Freddie Thomas officiating. 

Music was by Tammy and David Nicholson. 

Pallbearers were Paul Dove, Scott Brackett, Jason Meadows, Kenny Schoen, Bruce Weeks, Hank Bennett, Terry Morgan, Jacob Bennett, Justus Bennett, JB Dove, Mark Bagwell and Michael Bagwell. 

Interment was in the Faith Chapel Church of God Prophecy Cemetery. 

Condolences can be made at

Bernhardt Funeral Home  was in charge of arrangements.

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Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 1076
Ellijay, GA. 30540

Phone: 706-635-4313
Fax: 706-635-7006