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Freeman W. Bennett

November 30, 2012 12:10 am



Freeman W. Bennett

Freeman William Bennett, 85, of Spotsylvania County passed away Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012.

Mr. Bennett enjoyed fishing, hunting and watching sports.

Survivors include his wife of 66 years, Mildred Bennett; children, Jo Ann Leitch of Richmond, Marsha Leigh Tolley and husband Jeb of Virginia Beach and Gary William Bennett and wife Cindy of Stafford County; brothers James Raymond Bennett of Maryland and Hershel Welsh Bennett of Spotsylvania; half brother Robert Passwater of Lincon, Del., and sisters Janie Clifton of Milton, Del. Jennie Walker of Alabama and Kelly Pettyjohn of Milton; grandchildren Chris Leitch, Emily Cable, Sara Sullivan, Trent Tolley, Nicolas Tolley, Heather Payton and Matthew Bennett; and great-grandchildren Mary Leitch, Madeleine Leitch, Ella Cable, Freeman Sullivan, Lauren Bennett and Rachel Payton.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Hershel William Bennett and Annie Irene Bennett; a sister, Arlene Mabel Reeve; a brother, Edward Alvin Bennett, and half brother Dick Passwater.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2, at Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg.

A service will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, Dec. 3, at Round Oak Baptist Church, with the Rev. Randolph M. Newsome officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to, Round Oak Baptist Church, Box 129, Corbin, Va. 22446.

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