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Amaretta Bennett Prevatte, 95, church organist at Southport Baptist Church for over 50 years

SOUTHPORT — Amaretta Bennett Prevatte, 95, died Thursday, June 4, 2020, at SECU Hospice of Brunswick.

Mrs. Prevatte was born Sept. 1, 1924, in Southport, daughter of the late Samuel and Mary Bennett. She was a graduate of Appalachian State University. She was a member of Southport Baptist Church, where she served as the church organist for over 50 years. A champion golfer, member of Southport Women’s Club, Southport Garden Club and member of the Order of the Eastern Star, she was extremely active in her beloved Southport community.

Preceding her in death was her loving first husband, Jimmy Prevatte; sister, Ruby Jean Gill; and last husband, Fred Brown.

Survivors include her daughter, Donna Maynor, and her husband, Kenneth, of Southport; two grandchildren, Chris Maynor, and his wife, Samantha, and Karen Miller, and her husband, Brian; and six great-grandchildren, Brooke, Drew, Peyton, Katie, Shayne and Anna Claire.

Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, June 9, at Northwood Cemetery with the Rev. Wayne Trexler officiating. Pallbearers will be Wayne Berry, Robert Howard, Jim Prevatte, Dale McPherson, Elaine McBride, and Fabio and Kurt Scheetz.

Share online condolences with the family at Peacock-Newnam & White Funeral and Cremation Service.

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