Russ Bennett

Russ Bennett

Sunday, November 10th, 1974 - Monday, June 17th, 2019
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Russell Cecil “Russ” Bennett, age 44, of Dawsonville, GA took the checkered flag and entered into the gates of heaven on Monday night, June 17, 2019 at Northside Hospital.

Russ was born November 10, 1974 and graduated from Dawson County High School. Russ was a lifelong member of Liberty Baptist Church later becoming a member of Cross Roads Baptist Church along with his family. He was preceded in death by his father Cecil Bennett, his father-in-law Jake Mullinax and his brother-in-law Bobby Bagby. Russ was happiest spending time and making memories with his beloved wife, Susan and their boys, Jake and Eli. He was a faithful Christian, loving husband, devoted Daddy, loyal son and brother. His sense of humor never failed to make others around him laugh and smile. Russ always had a passion for racing and started racing go-karts at the age of 5 and advanced to racing his #25 mini stock car competing on asphalt oval tracks as a teenager. In addition to his lifelong passion for racing as a participant and a fan, Russ also left his footprint in and around the racing community by building carburetors, serving as crew chief, flagman, and photographer. Russ found a way to turn this passion into a career. He was a self-taught graphic designer and founded Fast Designs & Graphics, a company he independently ran for 20 years. His lettering and designs were commonly seen all around the local tracks and community.

Russ is survived by his loving wife of 21 years, Susan Bennett; Children: Jake Bennett and Eli Bennett; Mother, Sandra Tatum Bennett; Mother-in-Law, Deanna Cox Mullinax; Sisters: Teresa (Phillip) Burt of Dawsonville and Penny Bagby of Zeeland, Michigan; Brother-in-law, Mitchell (Mary) Mullinax. Russ is also survived by nine nieces and nephews, five great nieces and nephews and a host of aunts, uncles and cousins.

Funeral services will be held Friday June 21, 2019 at 1 o’clock at Liberty Baptist Church. Rev. Dennis Bottoms, Rev. Stephen Davis, Rev. Phillip Burt and Rev. Garry English will officiate. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.

The family will receive friends Thursday from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Condolences may be expressed at

Bearden Funeral Home, Dawsonville, GA.
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  • Visitation

    Thursday, June 20th, 2019 | 11:00am - 8:00pm
    Thursday, June 20th, 2019 11:00am - 8:00pm
    Bearden Funeral Home
    334 Hwy. 53 East
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  • Service

    Friday, June 21st, 2019 | 1:00pm
    Friday, June 21st, 2019 1:00pm
    Liberty Baptist Church
    280 Liberty Church Road
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  • Interment

    Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery
    280 Liberty Church Road
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Junior & Marie Taylor

Posted at 08:13am
Teresa and Phillip and family, Just want you and all your family to know Junior and I are thinking of you and praying for you today. We are so saddened to hear of your loss. We especially think of Sandra in the loss of a son since we have experienced that. We can assure her that God's grace is sufficient! Please express our sympathy to your family. You all will continue to be in our prayers in the days ahead. God bless and give you strength. Junior and Marie Taylor

Mark Holden

Posted at 10:54pm
Good hearted family guy gone too soon.

Deborah Williams Posted at 10:09am

Russ was dear to not only our George Williams Racing family but to our George Williams Trucking family, too! Your smile, your sense of humor, and your love and friendship will be so missed by all of us! Know that we truly love you! Sandra, Susan, Jake, and Eli, please know that although Russ has been called home much too early, that as is his way, he will always be with you and looking over you, always. You are in our thoughts and prayers...thank you for sharing him with us all! With love, George and Deborah Williams, Jr., and George Williams, Sr. Bethlehem, GA

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