Claude Bennett age 83 of Oxford, GA formerly of Stone Mountain passed away June 8, 2017. He was preceded in death by his parents Emmett & Ida Bennett; wife, Annette Young Bennett; brothers, Gene Bennett and Carl Bennett, Jr. Survivors include his children, Russell Bennett and his wife Angela, Monticello, GA; Ginger Ivey and her husband Tim, Loganville; Joy Wilson and her husband Stanley, Loganville; brother, Willis Bennett and his wife Martha, Loganville; grandchildren, Candice and Scott Nanney, Brandon and Betony Bennett, Justin and Traci Ivey, Ashley and Nicholas Wegmann, Brad Wilson and Heather Wilson; great grandchildren, Katie Nanney, Bennett Nanney, Brynley Bennett, Bristol Bennett, Brenna Bennett, Hunter Ivey and Katelyn Ivey. Claude served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict and retired from Atlantic Steel Co. after 37 years of service. Through his love of people and ministry, he worked with Wages & Sons Funeral Homes as a Funeral Assistant and officiated funeral services for many members of our community through the years. A funeral service will be held Monday June 12, 2017 at 11:00 AM at Wages & Sons Stone Mountain Chapel. Rev. Jerry Grey and Dr. Bob Whitmire will officiate. Burial Bethel Community Cemetery. Flowers are accepted or those desiring may make donations in Claude’s memory to Monticello Baptist Church Music Dept. 334 W. Greene St. Monticello, GA 31064 or Woodlake Baptist Church Building Fund 3940 GA 138 Covington, GA 30014 or Bethel Community Cemetery Association C/O Connie McWilliams 207 Oxford Dr. Oxford, GA 30054. The family will receive friends Sunday, June 11, 2017 from 3:00 until 7:00 PM at Wages & Sons Stone Mountain Chapel 1040 Main St. Stone Mountain, GA 30083

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  1. I am so sorry to hear about the passing of Claude. He & Annette were wonderful people. Always there to lend a helping hand when needed. I grew up at Bethel Baptist Church with them and loved hearing them sing. They sang at my Mother & Fathers funerals. They are in Heaven singing with the Angels. My thoughts & prayers are with each of you.

  2. I am blessed to have been able to be a caregiver for both Poppa Claude and Momma Annette. They are very special to me as is their family. Love always

  3. Rusty, Ginger and Joy:
    we are so sorry for your loss, our Prayers are with you during this time

  4. To the family especially the beloved brother Willis, I send my love prayers and deepest sympathy at this time. He will be missed by so many.
    Mae Holloway Buice
    Buckhead, GA.

  5. Claude – very active and faithful man of God to the Lord and his church. I knew him from my early childhood years onward from my attending church with my grandparents at Bethel and Unity. He was well loved.

  6. Extending my deepest sympathy – Claude and I were first cousins (our mothers were sisters), so we knew each other all of our lives.

  7. sorry to hear in the passing of Claude Bennett. He and Annette was very helpful in church helping others and they also was there for me and a lot of ways.and I also love listen to them sing…in loving memory of Claude Bennett…
    I grew up at Bethel Baptist Church…

  8. Such wonderful memories we have of Mr. Claude from his time at Unity Baptist and the Tuesday night singing class that rotated between Unity, Turner Hill, Macedonia, and Pleasant Hill Baptist Churches of which we are members. We know he loved music and singing and we so appreciate his example and influence in our lives from those times. You all are in our thoughts and prayers.

  9. Merryvale Assisted Living sends our love and condolences to the family of Mr. Claude. He will be missed at Merryvale.
    He and Annette were a big part of our life for a long time and were greatly loved by all. We will be thinking and praying for the family in the days ahead.
    Love from your friends at Merryvale.

  10. I was so blessed to have known both your mom and dad. I know there is sadness at Claude’s passing and I pray for God to comfort all who feel emptiness as his life on earth has come to an end. Our hope is firm in that Claude is with his Lord and Savior and he and Ms. Annette are hand in hand already waiting for the rest of us to one day join them in Glory. Peace and grace be with all the family and friends and know we are all better persons because of time spent with this giant of a man! God bless.

  11. Russ, Joy and Ginger,

    What a wonderful example your parents exemplified in loving and serving the Lord throughout their life. May you feel Gods sweet peace and comfort in your Dads passing, knowing he is at rest with Jesus!

  12. My brother Billy and I always thought of Claude and Annette as such sweet and loving people. We will miss Claude as we also continue to miss Annette. They were a blessing to us folks at Bethel Baptist Church so many years ago. Deepest sympathy to the family and especially Rusty, Ginger and Joy.

  13. We are so saddened to learn of Claude’s passing. He was such a sweet man, he never forgot our birthdays, Easter or Christmas to send a card. He was a wonderful Sunday School teacher. He and Annette are together again, forever. God blessed us to have known them both

  14. I will always have fond memories of Claude and Annette. As I grew up in Bethel Church many members made everlasting impressions on me. They were always so kind, loving and always making everyone welcome. What a great legacy to leave for your children. Rest In Peace.

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