November 7, 1932 ~ May 1, 2022

Born in: Clinton, TN
Resided in: Asheville, NC

Marilyn Lucille Bennett Beitner, 89, passed away Sunday, May 1, 2022.

Mrs. Beitner was born in Clinton, TN to the late Paul and Leona Taylor Bennett. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Charles Robert Beitner; a sister, Pauline Chapman and a brother, Franklin Bennett.

Marilyn graduated Hendersonville High School. She loved traveling, gardening, entertaining, sewing/cross stitching, cooking and her weekly luncheons with friends. She had been a secretary for Carl Sandburg and the old CTS plant and later retired as a Realtor. She was also the driving force behind the Aiken Supermarket in Skyland. She helped keep the store going as owner/manager which was one of the first supermarkets in the area. She was an excellent hostess and made the best Pound Cake of anyone around. She was a refined lady and she loved her family with all of her heart.

Marilyn is survived by her children, Linda McCarson (Joe); Karen Mullinax (Lew); Jay Beitner and Heidi Beitner Obrien; a sister, Ann Morgan; seven grandchildren, Tracie Robinson, Heather Herman (Andy), Margo Mullinax (Greg Watkins), Derrick McCarson (Caitlin), Melissa Phillips (Shane), Holly O’Brien and Jackie O’Brien; fifteen great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held on Friday, May 6, 2022 at 2:00 pm at Liberty Baptist Church in Candler with Pastor Derrick McCarson officiating. Inurnment will follow the next day on Saturday at 12:00 pm at Calvary Episcopal Churchyard.

The family would like to express their appreciation to the wonderful care of Four Seasons Hospice and Janice Bates during this time.


Memorial Service: May 6, 2022 2:00 pm

Liberty Baptist Church
875 Monte Vista Rd.
Candler, NC 28715

Inurnment: May 7, 2022 12:00 pm

Calvary Episcopal Churchyard
Hendersonville Road
Fletcher, NC 28732

Funeral Home Assisting The Family:

Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian
72 Long Shoals Road
Arden, NC 28704


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  1. To the Family,
    We send prayers that God will comfort you as you say good bye for now to your mother, your grandmother, your sister, and your friend. Take comfort in knowing she lived a good life and made a difference to so many.! It was her time to go home to her Heavenly Father.
    Cherish the many good memories that you shared with her.🙏🙏🥲

  2. Sending up prayers for all the family that God will give you peace and comfort in the days ahead. Marilyn was a beautiful lady with a sweet personality. I know you have many precious memories of the family gatherings. Cherish those times until you meet again in Heaven.

  3. We will miss the matriarch of our neighborhood. But her name will stay alive on “her street”, Charlyn Drive. Thanks for the decades of friendship, Marilyn. We love you.

  4. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family as you remember Marilyn. We (the 3 cousins from Knoxville) fondly recall our time spent in her company. She was a truly gracious and loving person.

  5. Sad to hear of the death of my cousin Marilyn. My first memory of her is in the aftermath of Franklin’s accident, trying to learn to ride a bicycle, then meeting the Carolina side of the family for a group picnic at the Chimney’s numerous times and being amazed at the number of cousins we had. And most recently sending and receiving Christmas cards every year. Wish we could have been closer – but there is a day coming when neither time nor distance will be a hindrance. Looking forward to that!
    Til then, your aunt Ruby’s Danny

  6. Thoughts and prayers for Marilyn’s family are with you. Always remember the wonderful times with her.
    Nancy Coker Day, a Knoxville cousin

  7. We were so sorry to hear of your loss, have wonderful memories of Marilyn, she was a beautiful person inside and out, always a lady. Loved working with and for her, she was a caring, thoughtful individual. Our hearts are with you all and we remember her and all of you in our prayers. Love to all.


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