Jewell Bennett
In Memory of
Jewell Doris
1931 - 2018
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Obituary for Jewell Doris Bennett

Jewell Doris Bennett, age 87, 890 Rock Creek Road Apt. 1, Erwin, passed away peacefully on Friday, March 23, 2018 at Sycamore Shoals Hospital. She was a native of Tipton Hill, NC and moved to Unicoi County in 1968. Jewell was a daughter of the late Claude and Texie Peterson Bennett. She retired from Industrial Garment where she worked as a seamstress. Jewell attended Southside Freewill Baptist Church.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers: I. M. Bennett and Claude Bennett; three sisters: Mable McCurry, Ethel McCurry and Belvie Branche.

She leaves behind to cherish her memories, two sons: Garry Willis and wife, Lesia, Unicoi, Terry Willis and wife, Elizabeth, Erwin; two daughters: Negatha Peterson and husband, Larry, Erwin, Kathy Garland and husband, Mark, Bakersville, NC; one sister, Ora Harrell, Erwin; six grandchildren and six great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews also survive.

Graveside service will be held at 1:00 P.M. on Monday, March 26, 2018 in the Roselawn Memory Gardens. Reverend Kevin Laws will officiate. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers. Everyone is asked to meet at the cemetery by 12:50 P.M. Monday. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made in memory of Jewell to: Southside Freewill Baptist Church Building Fund, 1313 Chestoa Pike, Erwin, TN 37650.

Online condolences, photos and memories may be shared with the Bennett/Willis family through our complimentary, interactive Book of Memories at

Robert Ledford Funeral Home, 720 Ohio Avenue, Erwin, is privileged to serve the Bennett/Willis family. (423) 743-1380.
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