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Cleveland Funeral Home Chapel
Sunday December 30th, 2018

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Sunday December 30th, 2018
1:00pm - 2:00pm

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Funeral Service

Cleveland Funeral Home Chapel
Sunday December 30th, 2018

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Bennie L. Hood

CLEVELAND - Bennie L. Hood, age 93, of Cleveland, Mississippi passed away on Wednesday, December 26, 2018 at the Indywood Estates in Cleveland.

Visitation will be held Sunday, December 30, 2018 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM at the Cleveland Funeral Home in Cleveland.  Funeral Services will follow at 2:00 PM in the Cleveland Funeral Home Chapel.  Burial will be at the New Cleveland Cemetery.  Reverend Bob Hill will officiate the services.

Mr. Hood was born on July 10, 1925 to William Thomas and Classie Diana (Bowen) Hood on the Smith Plantation in Bolivar County, Mississippi. After high school Bennie joined the United States Navy. He fought in World War II and was a very proud Seaman 1st Class.  Upon being discharged from the Navy he married Sylvia Poe Hood.  He worked with Baxter Laboratories for 32 years as a mechanic. After his retirement Bennie remained very active, he was the Director of Bolivar County Civil Defense Department, worked as an EMT, security guard for Dixie Tabacco and was a volunteer along with his wife Sylvia for the Pioneer of America with Bell South. Bennie enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening and could repair most anything. He enjoyed spending time with the family he loved so dearly. Bennie had a very outgoing bubbly personality never meeting a stranger all the while sharing his war stories and funny tidbits. Serving his Country was one of his proudest moments which made him one of the most Patriotic people in town, he loved his County. Bennie's accomplishments didn't stop there though, he was a member of Calvary Baptist Church, a Life Member of the American Legion and a Gideon.

He was preceded in death by his parents William Thomas and Classie Diana Hood, wife Sylvia Poe Hood, brother, Eddie McClain Hood, Brother and Sister-in law Jessie and Marie Hood, and a sister, Hazel Estell Guthrie.

He is survived by his daughter, Paula Hood Lindsey of Cleveland, MS, grandsons, Matthew Lindsey of Ventura, CA, and  Jamison (Izzy) Lindsey of Alphretta, GA, nieces and nephews; Barbara Sue Hood Raines ( Marlin) of Madison, MS,  Joe (Kay) Hood of Chesapeake, VA and Tom (Fawn) Hood, of Houston, TX, Kim Poe Smith (Joe) of Cleveland, MS and Ricky (Tess) Poe of Cleveland, MS.

Pallbearers are Ricky Poe, Eddie Causey, Kenny Lishman, Ryan Poe , Joe Hood and Ron Hill.

Honorary pallbearer is Dr. Emmett Smith.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38501 or The American Cancer Society www.cancer.org.

Cleveland Funeral home is in charge of arrangements. The on-line guest register may be viewed and signed at www.clevelandfuneralhome.net

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Paula, We are so sad to just learn of your Dad's passing. He has been on my mine the last several months, and I had tried to get in touch with him.Loved him so.You and the boys will be in our prayers. Take care, and God Bless!!

Sandra and James Earl Hanks Jan 12 2019 12:00 AM

Im so sorry for your loss. If this can be comforting to you, just know that he is no longer suffering (Ecclesiastes 9:5) and now he, as well as others who have died, awaits the wonderful resurrection that Jehovah God has promised (Acts 24:15). I hope this message brings you comfort.

Lewis Jan 6 2019 12:00 AM

Paula, Thinking of you at this difficult time. Your dad was welcomed into heaven by many people and they are celebrating his arrival. Please take care and know that you are loved.

Jere Lynn (Mixon) Douglass Jan 4 2019 12:00 AM


I am so sorry about your Dad's passing away. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Becky Finley Dec 31 2018 12:00 AM

Dear Family, I read the obituary of your dear loved one. From reading the condolences it seems Mr. Bennie was a very loving person and one that will be missed. Jesus Christ's promise at John 5:28 & 29, warms our hearts and gives a brighter hope for the future. Because soon Jesus Christ will call those asleep in death and they will be awaken to life on a paradise earth. Yes, this will be a reality, the reuniting of our loved ones. (Acts 24:15, Psalm 37:29)

G Dec 30 2018 12:00 AM

Prayers for the family for peace and comfort. Mr. Bennie was a great man, who served his country and loved everyone he met. I thank God; I had the privilege of knowing him. God has welcomed him home.

Martha Enriquez Dec 28 2018 12:00 AM

Loved always seeing Mr. Bennie at Calvary Baptist Church. He always sat in the same spot. He was truly a man of great faith and it was shown in everything he said and did. GOD BLESS you for your service to our country and for being the finest of Christian examples for others to model their lives after.

Amy Mallette Dec 28 2018 12:00 AM

We loved visiting with him at Indywood as he always had a smile for us! May he rest in peace.

John and Jane Letchworth Dec 28 2018 12:00 AM

Paula, I am so sorry for your loss of your dad. Such a fine man... great times with him and your mom growing up!

Pam Butler Dec 28 2018 12:00 AM

May he rest in peace.

Chris Balducci Dec 27 2018 12:00 AM

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