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John Bennett

Services for John Bennett of Erie, Penn., formerly of Sontag,are 1 p.m., Monday, June 28, at Mount Pleasant M.B. Church inLawrence County with burial in the church cemetery.

Visitation is Sunday from noon until 5 p.m., at Tyler FuneralHome, with the family present from 4-6 p.m.

Mr. Bennett, 102, died June 21, 2004, at his residence. He wasborn in Oklahoma on March 2, 1902, to John and Lula Bishop.

He was a co-owner of Bennett’s Car Wash and retired employee ofHammermill Paper Co. and General Electric Co. He was a member ofFriendship Baptist Church in Erie and Mount Pleasant Baptist Churchin Sontag. He was a baseball fan and enjoyed playing theharmonica.

Preceding him in death were his parents; two sisters, Lily andNellie; and three brothers, Clarence Bennett, Ivory Bennett andRobert “R.J.” Bennett.

Survivors are his daughters, Helen Brown of Sontag, MarieLockett of Rochester, N.Y., Elouise McKinney of Long Beach, Calif.,and Johnnie Butts, Shirley Johnson and Colleen Brown, all of Erie;26 grandchildren; 88 great-grandchildren; 12great-great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews andcousins.

Memorials may be made to the family c/o Burton Funeral Home, 602W. 10th St., Erie, PA 16502.