Catherine Louise (Bennett) Brookshire, 79, passed away on Sunday, May 21, 2023, at Redmond Regional Hospital following several years of declining health.
Catherine was born in Gordon County on March 28, 1944, to Marion "Dink" Bennett and Bertha Goss Bennett. She was a lifelong resident of Gordon County, graduated from Calhoun High School in 1962, and was a cosmetologist in her early working career. Later, she worked in several banks and financial institutions. Catherine was an avid bowler and softball player and traveled to many states to participate in tournaments. During her softball pitching career, she had a streak of seven consecutive years without walking a batter. She was also an active and devoted member of American Legion Ladies' Auxiliary. Catherine was devoted to her family and friends and had a heart for helping others, especially visiting and cooking for people in need.
In addition to her parents, Catherine was preceded in death by a daughter, Rhonda Brookshire; four brothers and a sister-in-law, Kenneth and Edith Bennett, J.R. Bennett, Doyle Bennett and Ted Bennett; and one sister and brother-in-law, Carolyn and Otis Hamrick.
Left to cherish her memory is her devoted son and loyal care giver, Keith Brookshire; her loving pet, Thor; one brother and sister-in-law, Jimmy and Tammy Bennett; three sisters and brother-in-law, Joyce Silvers, Janice and Jimmy Hancock, and Geraldine Bennett. A host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives also survive.
The family will receive friends on Tuesday, May 23, 2023 from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm at Max Brannon and Sons Funeral Home.
The funeral will be conducted on Wednesday, May 24, 2023 at 11:00 am from the Chapel of Max Brannon and Sons Funeral Home with Rev. Clifford Free officiating. Burial will be in Fain Cemetery. Pallbearers are Scott Couch, Harry Wise, Scotty Knight, Dwight Fuller, Todd West, and David Pass. The nephews will serve as honorary pallbearers.
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