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OBIT: Mrs. Ardelia “Dee” Woodard Bennett

Mrs. Ardelia “Dee” Woodard Bennett, a homemaker of Lebanon, died Friday February 1, 2019 at 2:55 a.m. at the Quality Care in Lebanon. She was 78.

Funeral services from the Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home in Lebanon were conducted by Bro. Dickie Johnson at 2 p.m. Sunday afternoon February 3rd. Burial followed beside her husband in the Garden of Gethsemane at Smith County Memorial Gardens.

Born Ardelia Woodard in Carthage on June 30, 1940, she was one of four children of the late Leslie Woodard who died November 18, 1987 at the age of 73 and Mattie Docia Vaden Woodard who died May 5, 2003 at the age of 80.

She was united in marriage to Jerry Bennett who preceded her in death on February 7, 2017 at the age of 77 following fifty five years of marriage.

Mrs. Bennett was a 1959 graduate of Smith County High School where she was a commercial major, a member of the Spanish and science clubs her junior and senior an senior years respectively, was a member of the Future Homemakers of America her freshman and sophomore years and was also on the band and participated in the Spring Festival her sophomore and senior years. It was said of her by her classmates that in the: “she was a picture of sweetness”.

Mrs. Bennett attended the Victory Baptist Church in Mt. Juliet.

Surviving is their son, Stacy Bennett and wife Carla of Lebanon and their daughters, Allie Jayne and Anna Mai; sister, Wilma Woodard Thackxton and husband Ronnie of Carthage, Mike Woodard and wife Kim; Jimmy Woodard and wife Sally Marie Nixon Woodard of the Defeated Creek Community.