Gail Bennett Autry

November 21, 1943 - July 12, 2010
Gail Bennett Autry


Mrs. Gail Bennett Autry, 66, of Southport, died Monday, July 12, 2010.

Mrs. Autry was born November 21, 1943 in Wade, North Carolina. She owned and operated The Haynie School, a private preschool, in Fayetteville for 33 years. In 2004 she, her husband, Ted Autry and her mother, Dorothy Bennett relocated to Southport. Mrs. Autry loved the ocean, fishing, walking on the beach, and her family. Her life will be celebrated privately by her family.

Survivors include her mother, Dorothy Bennett, 99; her mother-in-law, Lillian Autry-Peterson; her eldest daughter, Julie Autry; her youngest daughter Leah Hall; two granddaughters, Nichole Morris and Abigail Hall; a great-grandson, Teagan Morris. She was preceded in death by her husband of 45 years, Ted H. Autry.

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  • July 14, 2010
    Liberty Hospice says:
    The staff of Liberty Hospice would like to extend our deepest sympathies to your family. If there is anything we can do for you, please call.

  • July 15, 2010
    Karen Baker says:
    I'm so thankful that our parents were able to visit with each other that last time in Myrtle Beach. What fun it was for them to share their favorite memories from the early days at Kerr Lake (1970's). The four of them had a special bond that will be cherished by my parents to the end. Love & Prayers for you all!