Mrs. Barbara Faye Raulerson Bennett, age 85, of Blackshear, passed away Saturday evening (9/12/20) at the Hospice Satilla Hospice House following an extended illness.
Born February 14, 1935 in Patterson, she was a daughter of the late Nolan Lester Raulerson, Sr. and Maggie Lee Walker Raulerson. Living most of her life in Pierce County, she was a 1952 graduate of Patterson High School and had been a housewife for most of her life.
She was a longtime member of Hacklebarney Baptist Church where she had served as the pianist for many years, served in the WMU, taught in the Acteens program, and was a member of the Adult Sunday School Class.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a great granddaughter, Camree Bennett; her brother, Nolan Lester “N.L.” Raulerson, Jr.; her in-laws, James Ehrlich Bennett, Sr. and Pearl Manning Bennett; and brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, J.E. (Ann) Bennett, Jr. , Calvin (Mary) Bennett, Wallace Bennett, Quindolyn “Quinnie” (Dick) Flannery, David Phelon Bennett, and Johnie Elizabeth Bennett.
Survivors include her husband of 66 years, Kenneth Bennett of Blackshear; 2 sons and daughters-in-law, Kenneth Neal and Tammy Bennett of Blackshear and Gregory Nolan and Tina Bennett of Mershon; 6 grandchildren, Crissy Hardy, Amber (Adam) Hart, Neal Bennett, Jr., and Jenna Bennett, all of Blackshear, Thomas (Jessica) Bennett of Franklin, TN, and Ken Bennett of Manhattan, NY; 5 great grandchildren, Klyne Hardy, Katelynn Owens, Hinson Hart, and Hindree Hart, all of Blackshear, and Jackson Bennett of Franklin, TN; sister and brother-in-law, Janice and Carthell Dubberly of Waycross; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Pat Raulerson of Patterson, Joanna and James Bridges of Valdosta, Stanley and Ann Bennett of Blackshear, and Linda Bennett of Mershon; special friends, Jay and Janice Davis and Glynn and Marilyn Chancey, all of Blackshear; and numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.
A private family graveside funeral service will take place at Ramah Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hacklebarney Baptist Church, 6501 Hacklebarney Road, Blackshear, GA 31516.
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Hart Funeral Home of Blackshear is in charge of arrangements.
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