• The Hammonton Gazette

Shady George Bennett



Shady George Bennett, 78, of Galloway Twp., died on Saturday, February 20, 2021.


Born in Philadelphia to Charlie and Elizabeth Bennett, he lived in Lilesville, N.C. and in 1960 he moved to Hammonton, N.J. George worked for many years at Crescent Tire in Hammonton. He was known as a gentle giant, a loving father, a favorite uncle and a protective brother.


George is predeceased by his parents, four brothers, a sister and his two wives, Annie Bennett and Bobbi Rae Brown-Bennett.


Surviving are his children, Anthony Bennett of Seattle, Wash., Shady W. Bennett (Carolyn) of Edenton, N.C., Shawn Bennett of Linwood, Kimberly Bennett Cockwell (Shannon) of N. Easton, Md., James Bennett (Christine) of Atco and Glenda Adams of Maxton, N.C.; two sisters, Gloria Burrell of Egg Harbor City and Juanita McKenney (Leroy); two brothers, Charlie Bennett Jr. and Mayfield Bennett all of Philadelphia; special friends, Doug and Armelia Tyner of Edenton, N.C.; a very special niece and nephew, Ivy Burks of Gloucester County and Kenneth Crowder of Egg Harbor Twp.; his grandchildren, Kevin, Kevinod, Eric, Rochelle, Tony, Kyla, Brittany, Kristina and Anthony; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.


Funeral Services were held on February 27, 2021 11 a.m. at the Carnesale Funeral Home, 202 S. Third St., Hammonton, where a viewing was held from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Burial followed at Oak Grove Cemetery in Hammonton. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the American Parkinson Association, PO Box 61420 Staten Island, NY 10306.


Arrangements made by Carnesale Funeral Home.