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Bendall, Francis Lee

Age: 78

Francis Lee Bendall, 78, of Stockbridge, died Friday, Aug. 5, 2011. He was born in Memphis, Tenn., to the late Edward Brown and Elizabeth Rothchild Bendall. Mr. Bendall retired from the Federal Aviation Administration as an electronics engineer. He proudly served in the U.S. Air Force, from 1951 to 1955. Mr. Bendall graduated cum laude from Christian Brothers College (now University) in 1963. He was a firm believer in the “gift of life,” and donated over eight gallons of blood to the Blood Assurance. He was a devout Christian and a member of Trinity Lutheran Church for more than 35 years. Francis is survived by his devoted wife of more than 51 years, Katie Nunn Bendall, of Stockbridge; three sons, Dean and his wife, Saundra, Phillip and his son, Cory, and Lyn and his two children, Joseph and Katie; two brothers, William Lynn and Ray Allen. The family will hold a private memorial service at a later date. Cannon Cleveland Funeral Directors is in charge of arrangements, (770) 914-1414.