Martha Peek Bennett

Born on February 20, 1913

Departed on September 7, 2007 and resided in Goodlettsville, TN

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BENNETT, Martha Peek. Born February 20, 1913, died September 7, 2007.
Mrs. Bennett was one of eight children born to David L. Peek and Nancy Hestand Peek in Gainsboro, Jackson County, Tennessee. A resident of Nashville since 1924, she was married to Eldred L. Bennett who predeceased her in 1967. Together they founded Bennett Tool and Die Company in 1951. They had four children who survive: Annette Ralph (John Henry), Columbia, TN, Eli (Dorris E.) Bennett (Jeanette), Goodlettsville, TN, Barbara Dildy (Bobby), Gallatin, TN; and Nancy Bennett, Goodlettsville, TN. Mrs. Bennett has ten grandchildren, twenty-one great-grandchildren, and six great great-grandchildren. She was a member of the Abundant Life Sunday School Class of Goodlettsville First Baptist Church. After her retirement, she was active in the Monday Morning Seniors Bowling League, Hendersonville; the past president of the Coles Ferry Community Organization, La Guardo; the Goodlettsville Area Chamber of Commerce; along with many other civic activities. The Bennett family gives many thanks and appreciation to care givers Marie Williams, Ida Durham, Janie Jones, Susan Sparks, and Cookie Pond for their love and attention to her needs. Appreciation is also extended to the professionals of Guardian Hospice for the months of excellent care provided to our mother. Visitation will be at Cole & Garrett Funeral Home, Goodlettsville, where the family will receive friends Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. Funeral services will be held Monday, September 10, at 10 a.m. at the First Baptist Church of Goodlettsville. Interment will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. Active pallbearers will be Dee Bennett, Jeff Bennett, Tee Adamson, Jay Adamson, Mike Leggett, Steve Britton, David Dildy, and Dennis Clark. Honorary pallbearers will be Ed Buquo, Billy Benz, Jerry Garrett, Haskel Barlow, Bobby Hunter, Gary Norton, Thomas Downey, David Elder, Chuck Connelly, and Phillip Lawrence.

8 Comments to Martha Peek Bennett

  1. Jeannie Bland
    December 8, 2012 12:00 am

    My sincere sympathy and love go out to you all. You are in my thoughts and prayers and always in my heart. I came to know your Mother 6 months ago, she touched my life, my heart and soul and brighten many a day. I will miss her terribly, but rejoice in the knowing, that someday we shall meet again. She was a beautiful woman inside and out and now she is a beautiful spirit; an Angel watching over us all. I hold you in a special place in my heart, my thoughts and always in my prayers.
    Much Love,
    Jeannie

  2. Cindy Peek
    December 8, 2012 12:00 am

    Aunt Martha was a very special lady. Please know that all of you are in our prayers.

  3. Joanne Smith
    December 8, 2012 12:00 am

    I have had knee surgery and will not be able to attend but I wanted to express my sympathy to all the family. Martha was a good friend and will be sorely missed.

  4. Jo Anna Paterson
    December 8, 2012 12:00 am

    I wish peace, love, and wonderful memories to you all. Your Mother was one of the greatest ladies I have ever known. The love and admiration I have for her is beyond compare and I want you to know if I can be of service to you please let me know…She will be greatly missed.

  5. Patsy Jo Reed Sircy R.N.
    December 8, 2012 12:00 am

    “STRONG CONNECTION”
    by- Patsy Jo Reed Sircy

    You might have thought we had no LINK,
    Now, let us examine, Spirits, side-by-side , to think;
    Shared paths our ANCESTORS often took,
    Led past material for many-a-book!
    Meandering there, in the Tennessee hills,
    Are ghosts of TALES, with world class THRILLS;
    GAINESBORO guards the upper CUMBERLAND shore,
    Has it’s own Swiss Alps, Lost caves, and more.
    Strong JACKSON COUNTY foremothers did it all,
    Sent the Volunteers to answer FREEDOM’s call;
    Dug the roots, boiled the bark, were Doctor and Nurse,
    At forefathers’ sides, played roles you can’t rehearse!
    JACKSON COUNTY “COUSINS” wander every corner of the WORLD,
    Held together by winding YARNS, some TOLD, some PURLED;
    Afghan or Patchwork, common cover forms a bed,
    Trailing THREAD of STEEL connects to anywhere you’re led.
    TAKE A MEMORY TRIP back with me, on the RAILWAY of the WORD,
    Wade the CREEK, catch a FIREFLY, heed each “RATTLER” ever heard;
    Stretch a CHAIN ACROSS THE AGES, COUNT the MILES, stop to THINK,
    Scrutinize, you’ll find NO WEAKNESS in a JACKSON COUNTY LINK!!!

  6. Patsy Jo Reed Sircy R.N.
    December 8, 2012 12:00 am

    Very sorry about your loss, and that I am unable to come.
    I am in the nursing home in Gainesboro due to multiple sclerosis, retired nurse. My grandpa Reed’s sister was Lou REED Hestand, wife of Boone HESTAND. Sincere sympathy and love,
    Pat

  7. Patsy Jo Reed Sircy R.N.
    December 8, 2012 12:00 am

    Very sorry about your loss, and that I am unable to come.
    I am in the nursing home in Gainesboro due to multiple sclerosis, retired nurse. My grandpa Reed’s sister was Lou REED Hestand, wife of Boone HESTAND. Sincere sympathy and love,
    Pat

  8. Cole & Garrett Funeral Homes
    December 8, 2012 12:00 am

    The staff at Cole & Garrett Funeral Homes would like to extend our sympathy to the Bennett family during this difficult time.

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