Blondean Pressley Bennett

Blondean Pressley Bennett, age 86, of Clarkesville, passed away on Tuesday, December 5, 2023.

Born on July 4, 1937, in Toccoa, she was a daughter of the late Wade Sanford Pressley and Mamie Louise Presley Pressley. Mrs. Bennett was a machine operator at Coats and Clark for 15 years before becoming a homemaker. She enjoyed cooking, singing, reading, grocery shopping, and thrift shopping, but most of all, she loved her family. Mrs. Bennett was a member of Rock Creek Baptist Church in Toccoa.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James Albert Bennett; daughter, Deborah “Debbie” Gail Bennett; brothers, Jimmy Pressley and David Sanford Pressley; and sisters, Adrian Pressley Moore and Hylon Pressley Peoples.

Survivors include her sons and daughters-in-law: Stephen James Bennett (Melody Diane Bennett) of Dallas, Georgia; Tony Michael Bennett (Tracey Proctor Bennett) of Toccoa, Richard Dale Bennett of Clarkesville, and Sanford David Bennett of Toccoa; daughters and son-in-law, Vicki Hylon McIntyre (Johnny) of Clarkesville and Tammie Denise Bennett of Hartwell; 11 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; 3 great-great-grandchildren; sister, Betty Pressley Daniel of Stockbridge, Georgia; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Graveside services are scheduled for 2:00 pm on Friday, December 8, 2023, at Stephens Memorial Gardens with Rev. John Umberhant officiating.

The family will receive friends from 11:00 am to 1:15 pm on Friday, December 8, 2023, at McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home.

An online guest register is available and may be viewed at

McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home of Cornelia, Georgia (706/778-8668) is in charge of arrangements.

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