Juanita Bennett

  • Juanita Bennett
    Juanita Bennett

Mrs. Juanita Boyd Bennett, age 90, passed away Friday, October 4, 2019, at her home. She was born April 16, 1929, to the late Hubert W. Boyd and Montene Thompson Boyd.

Juanita was a member of Morganton Baptist Church and loved her Savior, Jesus Christ. She worked on consolidating church records, teaching classes and serving on the cemetery committee. Mrs. Bennett graduated from Commercial High School and attended Georgia State University. She worked for Orr Refrigeration for three years and then went on to work for the U.S. District Court, Bankruptcy Division, in Atlanta, for seven years. While her husband was in the Army, Juanita managed the family businesses. Later, she was the Associate Broker and Office Manager at Mountain Town Realty. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Lisa Elizabeth Haizlip.

Survivors include her husband of 71 years, Weymon L. (Sam) Bennett Sr.; son, Weymon L. “Lee” (Debra) Bennett Jr.; grandson, Weymon L. (Candice) Bennett III; and granddaughters, Belinda and Cassie Bennett.

Funeral services were held Sunday, October 6, 2019, from the Henry-Cochran Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Eric Kincade officiating. 

Interment followed in the Morganton Baptist Church Cemetery. Pallbearers were Waymon Bennett III, Robert Craig, Rob Churchill, Chris Churchill, Ronnie Bennett, Robert Peardon, Jessie Rodgers, Danny Kirby and Eric Whitener.

You may send condolences to the family and sign the guest register at www.cochranfuneralhomes.com. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Georgia Baptist Children’s Home, 505 Waterworks Road, Palmetto, GA 30268. Arrangements entrusted to the Henry-Cochran Funeral Home of Blue Ridge.