Harley Bennett, 86, of Silver City, died Dec. 7, 2014.
He was a member of Concord Baptist Church.
He was never happier than when he was surrounded by his large, boisterous family who felt that Papa Harley's home was their home. He enjoyed the sounds of laughter, conversations, grandchildren and great-grandchildren playing around him.
Harley was well-known for his storytelling and sense of humor. Even in his last days, he was telling humorous stories to the many family and friends who came to see him.
He welcomed friends and visitors always and said to "turn no one away."
He and Jean had a long, happy marriage. He made a living by farming and trained his children to work hard.
His children would say they were driving trucks and birthing calves before they were teenagers. Truly an honor to have known and loved him.
Survivors include his wife of 65 years, Jean Bennett; children, Steve and Pam Bennett, Sandra Bennett, Scott and Lisa Bennett, Spencer and Karen Bennett, all of Cumming, Stacy and Paul Whitmire of Clermont; sister, Eloise Mason; brother, Junior and Patsy Bennett; 12 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; various other relatives also survive.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Dec. 9 at Concord Baptist Church with the Pastor Emeritus Rubin Smith and the Dr. Scott Gilbert officiating. Interment followed in Sawnee View Gardens.
Ingram Funeral Home and Crematory of Cumming was in charge of the arrangements.