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Ida L. Bennett
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Obituary for Ida L. Bennett

Ida L. Bennett, 80, of James Island , South Carolina and widow of Frederick L. Bennett, died February 5, 2017.

She was born on July 6, 1936 in Columbia, South Carolina to the late Charles and Irene (Chitty) Lynn. She graduated from the University of South Carolina and was the President of Alpha Delta Pi Sorority. She was a long time active member of Bethany United Methodist Church of James Island where she served many volunteer positions including treasurer of United Methodist Women. For several years she taught at Ashley Hall School. She enjoyed baking, playing Bridge, was an avid reader, loved quilting and working in her yard. Her family will remember her as a strong, loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who will be sadly missed.

Ida is survived by her children, Chuck Bennett (Paula), Rick Bennett (Julie), Russell Bennett (Pamela), Nancy Bennett Taylor (John); grandchildren, Russell Jr. , Lynn, Taylor, Zoey and Bryson Bennett, Darby and Wesley Taylor; great-grand children, Beau and Jackson Bennett.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by her sister Patricia L. McAlister.

The family will receive friends on February 8, 2017 from 5:00PM - 7:00PM at McAlister-Smith Funeral Home, 347 Folly Rd., Charleston, SC, 29412.

The Celebration of Life Service will be February 9, 2017 at 1:00PM at Bethany United Methodist Church, 1853 Maybank Hwy, Charleston, South Carolina, 29412 . A burial will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery, James Island, South Carolina.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Bethany United Methodist Church of James Island.

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Arrangements entrusted to McAlister-Smith Funeral Home, James Island Chapel, 347 Folly Road Charleston, South Carolina, 29412, 843-614-8494.

Previous Events





5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
McAlister-Smith Funeral Home James Island Chapel

347 Folly Road
Charleston, SC 29412





1:00 PM
Bethany United Methodist Church of James Island

1853 Maybank Highway
Charleston, SC 29412

Officiating Pastor Kayla Harward

Cemetery Details


Holy Cross Cemetery - James Island

604 Ft. Johnson Road
Charleston, SC 29412


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