Frank Swainey Bennet Sr., 78


Frank Swainey Bennet Sr., 78, of Millville, died at his home on Tuesday, Feb. 28. He owned and operated J.S. Bennett & Son Inc., which provided 24-hour wrecker service and truck rentals and leasing.

He was a founding member of the Southern Delaware Towing Association and an honorary member of the Millville Fire Company. He also served as a council member and mayor of the town of Millville in the 1960s. He was also a member of the Doric Masonic Lodge of Millville, the Tall Cedars of Lebanon and was a 32nd degree member of the Delware Consistory in Wilmington.

He is survived by his wife, Elva F. Bennet; two sons, Frank S. Bennett Jr. and Franklin S. Bennett; two daughters, Brenda Hodgeman and Suzette Powell; two sisters, Betty Evans and Gloria McCabe; nine grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.

A funeral service is scheduled for Friday, March 3 at 1 p.m. at St. George’s United Methodist Church in Clarksville, where friends may call after 11 a.m. Interment will be in the adjoining cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions in his name to Delaware Hospice, 20167 Office Circle, Georgetown, DE 19947; the Millville Volunteer Fire Company, PO Box 64, Millville, DE 19967; or St. George’s Church, Rt. 2, Box F, Clarksville, DE 19970.