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Harriett "Coco" (Wood) Bennett

January 8, 2022


GREEN CREEK – Harriett “Coco” Wood Bennett, 81, of Green Creek, passed away, Saturday morning, January 8, 2022 at St. Luke’s Hospital.

Born in Wayne, IL, Coco was the daughter of the late George Wood and Elizabeth MacKenzie Wood and wife of the late Charles Bennett who passed away in 2006. Coco moved to Polk County in 1993 coming from Evergreen, CO. As a business owner, Coco spent many years grooming dogs and was very active in the equine industry. Upon moving to Polk County, she became a full time private horse breeder. Coco was a member of Tryon Hounds, Tryon Riding and Hunt Club and volunteered at Foothills Humane Society, where she helped start the foster program.

Surviving is one daughter, Megan O’Brien of Green Creek; one sister, Barbie Wood of Pittsburgh, PA.

A private celebration of life will be held at a later date.

Memorials may be made to Foothills Humane Society, Post Office Box 985, Columbus, North Carolina 28722.

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