2008-04-10 / Obituaries


Richard Brooks Bender, 51, of Pine Hill died April 2, 2008 at his residence.

He was born May 18, 1956 in Snow Hill. He attended the Pine Hill Chapel of The Apostolic Faith. He was a former truck driver.

Survivors include his wife, Gayle McGilberry Bender, Pine Hill; three sons, Richard Garth Bender, Arlington, James Joseph Bender, Boston, Mass., Caleb Brooks Bender, Pine Hill; one daughter, Abra L. Bender O'Brien, Boston, Mass., five brothers, Hamilton Davis Bender Jr., Ronald Lee Bender, both of Grove Hill, Dee Bender, Magnolia, Daniel Colon Bender, Pine Hill, Dennis Allen Bender, Ft. Deposit; one sister, Barbara H. Pugh, Thomasville; four grandchildren.

The service was April 6 at 2 p.m. at O'Bryant Chapel Funeral Home with Rev. Mike Brening officiating. Burial was in the County Line Baptist Church Cemetery in Arlington.

Active pallbearers were Adam Bender, Joseph Bender, Tommy Hudson Jr., Jordan Kelley, Jamie Bridges, Kipper Presley, Mike Buchanan and Daniel Fendley.

Honorary pallbearers were Reese Armistead, Bobby Dunn, Jim Gregory, Ronnie Nelson and John Wesley Parnell.

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