John Bennington

John Calvin "J.C." Bennington Jr.

Monday, May 28th, 1979 - Tuesday, July 2nd, 2019
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John Calvin "J.C." Bennington, Jr., 40, of Chamblee, GA passed away on Tuesday, July 2, 2019 at his residence. He was born to the late, John Calvin Bennington, Sr. and Danny Kay Simmons. He was a loving husband, father and son, that loved UGA and Falcon Football and playing Xbox with his children.

He is preceded in death by his parents, John Calvin Bennington, Sr and Danny Kay Simmons; grandfather, Calvin Bennington.

He is survived by his ex wife / life partner, Mary Sheriff of Dawsonville, GA; children, Kaedyn Bennington of Dawsonville, GA, Braileigh Bennington of Dawsonville, GA, Austin Riley of Kentucky; grandmothers, Betty Bennington of Chamblee, GA, Shirley Simmons of Doraville, GA; uncles, David Simmons of Doraville, GA, Webster Simmons of Doraville, GA; and numerous other relatives survive.

Funeral Services will be held on Sunday, July 7, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at the Bearden Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow at Dawsonville Memorial Gardens, Dawsonville, GA.

The family will receive friends on Saturday from 2:00 - 6:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the funeral home to offset future expenses for his children.

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Bearden Funeral Home, Dawsonville, GA
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  • Visitation

    Saturday, July 6th, 2019 | 2:00pm - 6:00pm
    Saturday, July 6th, 2019 2:00pm - 6:00pm
    Bearden Funeral Home
    334 Hwy. 53 East
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Sunday, July 7th, 2019 | 2:00pm
    Sunday, July 7th, 2019 2:00pm
    Bearden Funeral Home Chapel
    334 Hwy. 53 East
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Interment

    Dawsonville Memorial Gardens
    170 Academy Ave.
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Paul Reynolds

Posted at 08:34pm
Mary, Kaedyn and Braileigh, I can't even think of the words to say. My love and prayers are with all of you and JC's family. I will never forget that silly laugh he had. We did have some really fun times back in the day....Again, all my love and prayers for ya'll. XOXO

Kelly n John

Posted at 05:47pm
RIP JC ... 🌹🙏🙏🌹Everyone is in my thoughts and prayers . To Mary and to the kids I love y'all and are a big of my life and I am here fir you anytime day or night ... Love y'all Kelly & John

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