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Mary Lou Bennett of Bowie


Mary Lou Upchurch Bennett, 77, of Bowie, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2011, in Henrietta.

Mary Lou Bennett

Graveside Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 22, at the Post Oak Cemetery in Post Oak, with Rev. Joe Ainsworth, pastor of the Bluegrove Baptist Church, officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Davis Funeral Home of Henrietta.

Mrs. Bennett was born March 21, 1934 to R. L. and Mary Jewell (Berryhill) Upchurch in Brownwood. She married Donald Ray Bennett on Feb. 12, 1979 in Wichita Falls. She was a housewife, a mother and grandmother.

She is preceded in death by a daughter, Carolynne Dianne Upchurch; and three brothers, Chuck Upchurch, George Brandon Upchurch and James Lynwood Upchurch.

She is survived by her husband, Donald Bennett of Bowie; a daughter, Mary K. Jones of Henrietta; a step-son, Michael Ray Bennett of Bowie; three grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 2304 Midwestern Parkway, Ste. 206, Wichita Falls, Texas 76308.


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