Jean Dalrymple McDonald Bennett passed away Tuesday, September 7, 2021 at Quail Haven.

Born in Carthage, September 9, 1929 she was the daughter of the late Sheriff Charles J. McDonald, Sr. and Ethel Dalrymple McDonald. She retired from Moore County Schools after teaching for 37 years. Jean was a life-time member of First Presbyterian Church in Carthage. Her smile, entertaining sense of humor and easy laugh will be greatly missed. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Hammond Bennett, Jr, brother, Charles J McDonald, Jr. and sisters, Neal Ellis and Becky Baker.

She is survived by her son, Joseph Hammond Bennett, III (Denise) of Carthage; daughter, Sarah Bennett Price (Bill) of Pinehurst; grandson, Seth Bennett (Sarah), granddaughter, Gracen Bennett Holmes (Rob); great-granddaughter, Cleo Holmes; brother, Worth McDonald of Raleigh along with special nieces, nephews and cousins.

A special thanks to the staff at Quail Haven and Bonnie Brown (AKA Doug Brown’s wife) for their loving care.

For the safety of everyone, the family has chosen to have a private graveside service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church, PO Box 397, Carthage, NC 28327.

Online condolences may be made at A register will be available for those who wish to drop by the funeral home during our normal working hours of 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Services are entrusted to Fry & Prickett Funeral Home in Carthage.

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  1. Sympathy to the family and prayers for comfort. Mrs. Bennett was a nice lady, always with a smile for everyone.
    She will be missed.

  2. I worked with Jean at Carthage Elementary, she was very kind to me. I considered her a friend. Prayers for her family. Leta and Jimmy

  3. Deepest sympathy to Jean’s family & friends. She was such a sweet lady and her presence will surely be missed by many. May so many sweet memories comfort you during this time of grief.

  4. I will never forget Mrs Jean ❤️She was one wonderful woman❤️I will never forget her.She had a big heart and loved everybody and everybody loved her ☺️❤️To her family,I’ll be praying for you and sorry for your loss ❤️❤️❤️

  5. “Jean Bean, what ya know good?” I will forever hold your smiling face in my heart. I’m going to miss you so much! Keeping all of your friends & family in my prayers. ❤️

  6. Mrs. Jean Bennett was my 3rd Grade teacher at Southern Pines elementary school, she was a wonderful teacher and loving to all the students. One day after many years, I met her again at the First Presbyterian Church in Carthage for a shower given for a bride, what a wonderful reunion, I was very blessed to see Mrs. Bennett again, We talk as though we were friends forever,
    Blessing to Joseph and Sarah each family member, Keeping you in my prayers and May the Lord Jesus bring you the comforter.

  7. Hammond & Sarah,
    Your mom was a wonderful lady. The great thing about being in the same small town your whole life is getting to know folks like her first as your friends’ mom, but then as we get older having the opportunity to know them for the special individuals they are. I’m so glad I knew her & always loved being greeted by that great smile. Your entire family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

  8. Sarah and Hammond I always enjoyed being in your mother’s presence. I will remember her for her happy outlook and her great smile. When she and Becky were together at church….that was always a good time. I have great memories of your fine mother.

  9. So sorry for the passing of your loved one. I’m praying our Lord will comfort all the family members, lifting all of you up at this time. In Jesus name, Amen.

  10. Mrs Bennett was my daughter Misty’s 3rd grade teacher. She was a fantastic teacher and a wonderful woman. My sympathies to the family.

  11. To the Bennett family:
    Scott and I (Scott and Debbie Marion) are very sorry to hear of your loss. We didn’t know about it until seeing it here today. Ms. Bennett was a treasure. I remember the many times of sitting around Gladys Marion’s kitchen table and listening to the tales of the great ladies of Carthage and seeing the pictures of the Halloween goulash suppers with the ladies all dressed up. I will remember her fondly and pray that God will comfort you all in this time of sorrow.

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