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Jewell Bennett

August 26, 1919 - February 24, 2011
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Jewell Elam Bennett, died in the Hamilton General Hospital on February 24, 2011. Funeral Services will be at 10:00am Monday 28, 2011 at Riley Funeral Chapel. Burial will be in Gentry's Mill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Gentry's Mill Cemetery or South Texas Children Home or your favorite charity in her memory. Jewell was born August 26, 1919 to Frankie Douglas Owen and David Martin Elam. Jewell married Wylie Edward Bennett on March 29 1936 in Hamilton, Texas. He preceded her in death on October 29, 1982 in Hamilton, Texas. Also preceding her in death were her parents, her son, Henry Bennett, a grandson...
Jewell Elam Bennett, died in the Hamilton General Hospital on February 24, 2011.

Funeral Services will be at 10:00am Monday 28, 2011 at
Riley Funeral Chapel.
Burial will be in Gentry's Mill Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Gentry's Mill
Cemetery or South Texas Children Home or your favorite charity in her memory.

Jewell was born August 26, 1919 to Frankie Douglas Owen and David Martin Elam.
Jewell married Wylie Edward Bennett on March 29 1936 in Hamilton, Texas. He
preceded her in death on October 29, 1982 in Hamilton, Texas. Also preceding her
in death were her parents, her son, Henry Bennett, a grandson Robert E. Bennett,
and a daughter-in-law, Mary Sue Bennett . She was preceded in death by her
sisters, Katie, Essie, Edna and Betty and her brothers George, Carl, Arthur, Leonard and David.

Survivors are her daughter, Frankye (John) Emch and sons Carl (Kenna Gene) Bennett, Robert (Judy) Bennett and
Michael (Karen) Bennett. Her grandchildren, Brian Emch, Sandra (Gabriel) Knoy,
Carla (Russell) Almon, Teresa (Gregory) Cowan, Michael J. Bennett, Melissa (Matt) Preston,
Matthew Bennett, Zachary Bennett; step grandchildren, Sonya Turner, Jason (Renee) Simmons,
Lonnie (Erika) Simmons, Sr.; great grandchildren, Nathaniel Knoy, Jared and Sharon
Almon, Garrison Cowen and two expected great grandchildren. Step great
grandchildren, Wyatt and Cullen Earp, Morgan Turner, Trinity and Jayden Simmons,
Alexis and Lonnie Simmons, Jr. also her sister, Lucille Holley and brothers,
Larry and Richard Elam and brother-in-law, Alvin King.

Jewell was a long time member of the Littleville Baptist Church where she taught
Sunday School, visited homebound members and supported all the church's
activities. Jewell worked many different jobs including helping Edward operate
a service station, grocery store and laundry. She worked at Patty's of Texas
for a number of years; as a cook and dietitian at Hamilton Hospital for many years;
she worked at the South Texas Children's Home as a substitute house mother
and worked for Mr. and Mrs. P.T. Lemmons as a caregiver.

Pallbearers are Brian Emch, Matthew Bennett, Zachary Bennett, Russell Almon,
Matt Preston, Dagan Siepert and David Siepert.

"Granny will be greatly missed by all. She was a very loving grandmother that never made me feel like an outcast. She had so much love to give to all. I..." Michael James Bennett (Arlington, TX)

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