Mary L. Martin Bennett, 87, of Searcy was born to Otha E. and Bertha McCulloch Martin, and died Oct. 30.
She married Bernard W. Bennett in May of 1936.
She was a Searcy resident for 56 years and was a co-owner of Bennett’s Furniture and Appliance Center in Searcy for many years.
Bennett was a member of First United Methodist Church in Searcy, a member of Fulbright Sunday School class and volunteered her services in the First United Methodist thrift shop. She was also active for many years with CARTI in Searcy.
She was preceded in death by her son, Bernard Gerald (Jerry) Bennett; her husband, Bernard W. Bennett; her parents; two brothers, James Martin and Louie Martin; and one sister, Evelyn Martin.
She is survived by her daughter, Dr. Marianne Bennett of Conway; one granddaughter, Lisa Terry and her husband, Jim of Springdale; one sister, Mattie Busick of Beebe; one niece, Bobbye Griffin of Austin; and one nephew, Charles Busick of Searcy.
Visitation will begin at 1 p.m. Nov. 3 at Searcy First United Methodist Church. The funeral will follow at 2 p.m. at the church, with burial in Oaklawn Memorial Gardens, by Westbrook Funeral Home, Beebe.