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OBIT: Mrs. Jane Bennett, Age 68, Of Carthage

Mrs. Jane Bennett

Mrs. Jane Bennett of Carthage was found deceased at her Riverside Drive home on Wednesday morning July 4, 2018. She was pronounced dead at 6:50 a.m. that morning at the Riverview Regional Medical Center in Carthage and was transferred to the Metro Medical Examiner Office for determination of cause of death. The results showed she died from a cardiovascular disease. Mrs. Bennett was 68 years old.

Eld. Barney Allison officiated at the 3 p.m. memorial services from the Carthage Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home on Saturday afternoon July 7th. Her nephew Clinton Ray Spear delivered the eulogy.

At Mrs. Bennett’s request she will be cremated and that will take place at Cumberland Family Services in Algood and interment of the cremains will be at a later date in the Bennett Family Cemetery in the Lancaster Community.

Born Jane Elizabeth Davis in Carthage on March 30, 1950, she was the third of five children and the first child to die of the late Joseph Clint Davis who died at the age of 70 on June 28, 1992 and Maggie Mai Silcox Davis who died at the age of 81 on January 27, 2009 and spent her formative years growing up in Indianapolis, Indiana.

She was a 1968 graduate of Emmerich Manual High School in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Mrs. Bennett was saved at an early age and was baptized into the full fellowship of the East Carthage Missionary Baptist by the late Eld. R. D. Brooks.

At the same church where she was saved she was united in marriage on June 24, 1972 by the same pastor that baptized her to Lancaster Community native Ernest Milton Bennett.

Mrs. Bennett enjoyed crafting, cherished their two daughters and adored her eight grandchildren.

She was employed as a pharmacy technician at the Wal-Mart in Carthage for over fifteen years.

Surviving in addition to her husband Ernest of forty six years are their two daughters, Jennifer Bennett Smith and husband Stephen of Pleasant view, Heather Bennett Phillips and husband Brian of South Carthage; three sisters, Rachel Bowling and husband Bob of Melbourne, Florida, Judy Chadd of Carthage, Patsy Davis of Bellefontaine, Ohio; brother, Loyd Davis of Melbourne, Florida; eight grandchildren, Abbey Robinson and husband Jeremy, Joey Phillips and wife Megan, Christina Phillips, Olivia Phillips and Dustin Phillips, Morgan Smith, Wesley Smith and Sarah Smith; three great-grandchildren.

The Bennett family requests memorials to the St. Jude Children’s Hospital in Memphis.