Alton "Al" Bennett, Sr.

August 30, 1945 - December 28, 2015


Alton “Al” Julian Bennett, Sr., 70, of Merryville, LA, passed from this life on Monday, December 28, 2015 at his home.  Mr. Bennett served in the Army from 1963 to 1983 in 17 different countries.  He retired from Phelps Correctional Center in 2009.


Those left to cherish his memory are his wife, Beverly Bennett of Merryville; daughters, Paula Bennett of Kailua, HI, and Debra Benfield and husband James of Merryville, LA; son, Alton “A.J.” Bennett, Jr. and wife Marisol; daughters, Heather Hulsey and husband Richard of Calhoun, GA, Hollie Freeman and wife Sandy of Ellijay, GA, and Nicole Perkins of Merryville, LA; sons, Herbie Perkins and wife Stephanie of Woodstock, GA, and Christopher Franklin of Lake Charles, LA; mother, Merle Bumgardner of DeSoto, TX; brothers, Tony Bennett of Texas, and Allen Bennett of Cedar Hills, TX; sister, Stephanie Martin of TX; grandchildren, Sean and Josh Benfield, Kekoa Bennett-Pittman, Pete Bennett, Jullian Bearden, Callie Perkins, Tanner Holloway, Kaleigh and Creed Hulsey, Issac Coley, Kameron and Maddy Phillips, and Arianna Perkins; great grandson, Grayson Bearden.


Visitation will be held Wednesday, December 30, 2015 from 5:00pm until 9:00pm at Myers-Colonial Funeral Home in DeRidder, LA and Thursday, December 31, 2015 at Green Oak Baptist Church in Merryville beginning at 10:00am until time of Funeral service at 1:00pm.  Burial will follow at Merryville Cemetery.  Bro. Derrick Addison and Bro. Ben Derrick will officiate.

Alton "Al" Bennett, Sr.