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Mrs. Miriam May Benson

NORWOOD, Ga. - Mrs. Miriam May Benson, 84, beloved wife of the late Jack H. Benson, died peacefully at her daughter's home on Wednesday March 8, 2006.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 11, 2006 at the First Assembly of God, 1613 Fenwick Street, Augusta, with the Revs. John F. Moore & Baxter Stanley officiating. Interment services followed at 1 p.m. in Savannah Valley Memorial Gardens in Thomson.

Mrs. Benson, a native of Glascock County was a resident of Warren County for almost 60 years before moving to Augusta to live with her daughter. She was a devoted housewife and mother and gave her whole life to her family and her animals. After she moved in with her daughter, she brightened many lives with her beautiful smile and loving personality. She was a member of the Cleopatra chapter #241 of the Eastern Star and Norwood Baptist Church. Mrs. Benson attended First Assembly of God for the last five years.

Survivors include her daughter, Jackie Benson Barnes, Augusta; four sons, Norman "Butch" Benson, Columbia, Thomas H. (Lynn) Benson, Atlanta, Michael "Mike" (Alice) Benson, Brunswick, and Dennis (Kathy) Benson, North Augusta; four grandsons, Tony, Stacy, David, and Jeff. Mrs. Benson was preceded in death by her parents, John Roy and Gladys Lockhart May, and a sister, Zelma Lokey Hiney.

Pallbearers were members of the First Assembly of God.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the St. Joseph Hospice, 2260 Wrightsboro Rd. Augusta, GA 30904, or Norwood Baptist Church C/O Mrs. Betty Jo Hadden 2906 Macon Highway Warrenton, GA 30828, or First Assembly of God, 1613 Fenwick St., Augusta, GA 30904.

Lowe Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Web posted on Thursday, March 16, 2006

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