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Betty Bradley Bennett

Betty Bradley Bennett, age 59 of 108 Hollyberry Drive, Gretna died Monday, Dec. 17, 2012, at her residence.

Born Feb. 11, 1953 in South Boston she was a daughter of Myrtle Borum Bradley of Lynchburg and the late Thomas Edward ‘Ned’ Bradley.  She was predeceased by her husband, Leigh James Bennett. 

Mrs. Bennett was a graduate of Averett College and received her Masters in education from UVA. She was a member of Midway Baptist Church and a school teacher at Gretna Elementary School where she taught for almost 30 years. She belonged to the Gretna Garden Club, was a former member of Delta Kappa Gamma Society International, and enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, the joys of her life.

In addition to her mother she is survived by a daughter, Nicole Anne Bennett, of Gretna; one sister, Peggy Urquhart, and husband Wiley of Lynchburg; three adored grandchildren, Adam Burpo, Tyler Hedrick and Jaycee Hedrick; and one niece, Wendy Turpin, and husband Tommy of Crewe. 

Funeral services will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012, at Midway Baptist Church by the Rev. Dr. Lynn Marstin, Elder Joyce Wright, and Minister Tammie White.  Burial will follow in Gretna Burial Park.   

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012, at Colbert-Moran Funeral Home and other times will be at the residence.

In lieu of flowers the family request that donations be made to Midway Baptist Church, 2136 Midway Road, Gretna, VA 24557.

Colbert-Moran Funeral Home, Gretna is assisting the family.  

Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.colbertmoran.com.