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Edgar Richard Bennett, Sr.

July 19, 1950 — July 22, 2020

Hoboken-Edgar Richard Bennett, Sr. , 70, of Hoboken passed away unexpectedly Wednesday night (July 22, 2020) at Clinch Memorial Hospital in Homerville, GA.

Born in Eastman, Ga his parents were Jessie Franklin Bennett and Effie Lee Brack Bennett. He is also preceded in death by 6 siblings, Joyce Sapp, James Bennett, Benjamin Bennett, Billy Allen, Leroy Bennett, and Bud Bennett.

Edgar was self-employed and was a cultured marble worker .He enjoyed doing wood crafts, yard work, gardening, helping others, singing, loved his family and grandchildren. He was also a big jokester.

His is survived by his wife of 48 years, Jeannette Bennett of Hoboken; 2 sons and daughters-in-law, Steven Tripp (Dawn) of Eastman, GA., Edgar Richard Bennett, Jr. (Melissa) of Hilliard, Fl.; a daughter Valarie Ann Mackie (Fiance’ Tyrell Stevens); 16 grandchildren; 2 sisters, Mattie Heath and Jane Selph both of Eastman, GA.; 3 sisters-in-law, Patsy Witherspoon (Mike), Jacquelyn Evans (Arnold), Margaret Hall (Melvin); 2 brothers-in-law, Presley Gill (Cindy), Kenneth Gill (Rose); also several nieces, nephews, great nieces, and nephews, and other relatives and a host of friends.

Due to the COVID-19, the family would like to ask all to please follow the rules for social distancing and face mask are recommended at the service. Also, anyone who does not feel comfortable with attending the service the Family would like for you to know they understand and covet your prayers.

Visitation will be held Friday evening (July 24, 2020) starting at 6PM at the chapel of Frye Funeral Home, Nahunta, GA.

A funeral service will be held Saturday evening (July 25, 2020) at 3PM at the chapel of Frye Funeral Home with Rev. Wade Mask and Pastor Walter Bowers officiating.

Pallbearers will be Richard Bennett, Doug Meyer, Jessie Bennett, Pastor Wade Mask, Tyrell Stevens, and Casey Tripp.

Arrangements are with Frye Funeral Home, Nahunta.

Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at


Frye Funeral Home
  • 136 Satilla Ave.
    Nahunta, Georgia 31553

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Frye Funeral Home
  • 136 Satilla Ave.
    Nahunta, Georgia 31553


High Bluff Cemetery
  • High Bluff Rock Rd.
    Waycross, GA 31501
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