Jewell Thomas Bennett, age 100 of Burnsville, passed away Sunday, February 28th, 2021 at Blue Ridge Regional Hospital. A native of Yancey County, she was a daughter of the late Robert and Mattie McCurry Thomas. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Coy Bennett, in 1993.
Jewell was a riveter during WWII, working on aircraft as an electrical assembler.
She is survived by her nephews: Emery Thomas and wife Linda of Burnsville, Jean Wilson of Marion, Doc Wilson of Morganton, Mike Thomas of Old Fort, James Purkey of Baltimore, MD, Roger. W Purkey of Essex, MD, Gary A. Purkey of Man, MD, Stephen G. Purkey of New Freedom, PA, Larry L. Thomas of Kingsville, MD and Tony G. Thomas of Timonium, MD; nieces: Mona Lee Boone, Sonja A. Smith, Maphra Shehan, Sharon M. Lowry, Daphne Thomas, Sharon K. Jones, and Janice M. Buchard.
Graveside Services will be held Thursday, March 4th at 11 a.m. in the Edwards Cemetery on Coxes Creek. Reverend Blair Harvey will officiate.
Holcombe Brothers Funeral Home is respectfully serving the Bennett family.
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