August 20, 1935 - January 7, 2020

WINONA — Funeral services for Malcolm McNeil “Mack” Bennett Jr. of Carrollton will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Carrollton Presbyterian Church in Carrollton, with the Rev. Mike Allday officiating. Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery in North Carrollton.

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at Lee Funeral Home in Winona.

Mr. Bennett, 84, died Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020. He was born in Carrollton on Aug. 20, 1935, to Malcolm McNeil and Emma Frances Shackelford Bennett. He was a graduate of J.Z. George High School in North Carrollton and Mississippi State University. Mr. Bennett owned and operated Bennett’s Butane Gas Company in Carrollton for many years. He was a cattleman and landowner and a member and elder of Carrollton Presbyterian Church. In addition, he was a member of the Mississippi Cattlemen’s Association and the Mississippi Forestry Commission and served on the Board of Directors for the Carroll County Farm Bureau. Mr. Bennett’s parents preceded him in death.

Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Mary Alford Bennett of Carrollton; two daughters, Mary Allen Bennett of Jackson and Frances Bennett of Jackson; one son, Malcolm McNeil Bennett III of Vidalia, Louisiana; two brothers, Roger Franklin Bennett Sr. of Conroe, Texas, and John William Bennett Sr. of McCarley; and two grandchildren, Malcolm McNeil Bennett IV and Arabella Ruth Bennett, both of Natchez.

Memorial contributions may be made to Carrollton Presbyterian Church, 604 Green Street, Carrollton, MS 38917; or to a charity of the donor’s choice.

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