Bennett, Earl D.
Earl D. Bennett died Feb. 21, 2001. He retired after 43 years of service with Life and Casualty and American General Insurance Co. Survivors include daughter, Rita Ann Bennett; son-in-law, Steve Croxall; brother, Bill Bennett; and loving friend, Terrie Lynn. Services will be held at 1 p.m. today, Feb. 23, at Hermitage Hills Baptist Church with the Rev. Dan Arterburn and the Rev. Barry Campbell officiating. Interment will be held at Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Honorary pallbearers include employees of Life and Casualty and American General Insurance Co. and members of Ravenwood Club. Active pallbearers include friends. Family will receive visitors from 11 a.m. to noon today, Feb. 23.
Leona Byrd died at 9:38 p.m. Feb. 19, 2001, of pneumonia. Mrs. Byrd was born in Mt. Olive, Miss. She was a public schoolteacher and a writer for the Baptist Sunday School Board. Mrs. Byrd attended Stetson University and earned a bachelor