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Obituary for Margaret Marie Bennett (Sorrells)

Margaret Marie Sorrells Bennett, 87, of Franklin, went home to be with Jesus on Thursday, March 24, 2022.

Born in Macon County, she was the daughter of the late Lester and Annie Guffey Sorrells. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Virginia Frazier and Hazel Johnson; and five brothers, Herman Sorrells, Floyd Sorrells, T.J. Sorrells, Ralph Sorrells, and Marshall Sorrells. Before returning to Franklin, Mrs. Bennett and her husband owned and operated Lynn’s Uniform in Calhoun and Rome, GA. She was a member of Windy Gap Baptist Church, where she was very active with the care ministry.

Margaret has been her husband’s faithful and loving caregiver, going twice a day to visit and feed him at the nursing home. While visiting her husband, she developed many personal relationships with the staff, who are going to miss her daily visits and words of encouragement.

She is survived by her loving husband of 65 years, Frank W. Bennett; a daughter, Lynn Autry (Dr. Rodney Autry) of Gloucester, VA; five grandchildren, Jonathan Autry (Rebecca), Joshua Autry (Jennifer), Jeremiah Autry, Joseph Autry, and Jessica Byrnside (Anthony); and five great grandchildren, Elijah Autry, Josiah Autry, Naomi Autry, Savannah Byrnside, and Luke Byrnside. Also surviving Mrs. Bennett are her siblings, Doris Cheek of Franklin, Kathryn Solesbee of Franklin, Ethel Sheffield (Wayne) of GA, Lessie Miller of GA, and Jack Sorrells (Cathy) of SC.

A funeral service will be 11am on Tuesday, March 29 at Windy Gap Baptist Church. Rev. Mark Bishop will officiate. Burial will be in the Bethel United Methodist Church Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 10am till 11am, prior to the service at the church.

Pallbearers will be Jonathan Autry, Joshua Autry, Jeremiah Autry, Joseph Autry, Elijah Autry, and Anthony Byrnside.

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Macon Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.