Lullene "Granny" Bence

August 6, 1936March 5, 2019
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Lullene O. Bence, age 82, of Lakeland, Tennessee passed away on Tuesday March 5, 2019. Lullene was born August 6, 1936 in Daviston, Alabama.

Granny was a sweet, sassy, loving mom and grandmother who always had a twinkle in her eye. She was successful in several occupations including the founding owner of a florist, a real estate agent, and a skilled upholster.

Mrs. Bence was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, Lt. Cmdr Fred Bence; her parents, Hayden and Lorene Oliver; and one brother Lavan Oliver (Dean).

She is survived by one daughter, Renita King (Nick); one son, Randy Bence; brother, Donald Ray Oliver (Judy); Grandchildren, Nicholas King (Brittany), Jennifer King-Sage, Eric Bence (Brittany), Elliott Bence; Great Grandchildren, Addison King, Davis Sage, Garrett King, Logan Bence, Luke Bence, Olivia Rhodes, and Gracie Rhodes.

The family will gather to receive friends Sunday, March 10th from 12 - 2 PM at Memphis Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens, 3700 N Germantown Parkway, Bartlett TN 38133. A celebration of life service will be held at 2 PM, also on Sunday at Memphis Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens.


  • Renita King (Nick), Daughter
  • Randy Bence, Son
  • Donald Ray Oliver (Judy), Brother
  • Nicholas King (Brittany), Grandchild
  • Jennifer King-Sage, Grandchild
  • Eric Bence (Brittany), Grandchild
  • Elliott Bence, Grandchild
  • Addison King, Great Grandchild
  • Davis Sage, Great Grandchild
  • Garrett King, Great Grandchild
  • Logan Bence, Great Grandchild
  • Luke Bence, Great Grandchild
  • Olivia Rhodes, Great Grandchild
  • Gracie Rhodes, Great Grandchild
  • Mrs. Bence was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, Lt. Cmdr Fred Bence; her parents, Hayden and Lorene Oliver; and one brother Lavan Oliver (Dean).


  • Gathering of Family and Friends Sunday, March 10, 2019
  • Celebration of Life Service Sunday, March 10, 2019

Lullene "Granny" Bence

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Rita Hallum

March 10, 2019

Thank you, Mrs. Bence “Granny” for the joy of your friendship and being touched by your grace, kindness and sweet spirit. From the moment we met you held a special place in my heart. It will forever be treasured along with the beautiful memories of your feisty personality and smile when you spoke of your love for your family. We love you and look forward to one day seeing you again. God bless you.

Mitzi Pepper

March 7, 2019

Randy - My heart goes out to you and your entire family in your time of sorrow. Please accept my deepest condolences.

Jennifer King Sage

March 7, 2019

Granny I love you so much and will think about you everyday and miss all of your phone calls... Don't worry I saved a million VM! THANK YOU for all the wonderful things you did for me and our entire family that you didn't have to do!! Thank you for teaching me so many things but most of all... how to love!!! Can't wait to see you again!!! Give my Grandaddy the biggest hug from his granddaughter!! Like I told you... Pls watch over me every day of mine and Davis’ life!!!! Thank you again Granny!! I love you so much!