Thelma Helen Dove Benton passed away on Tuesday, October 8, 2013, at Southern Pines in Maysville.
She was born in Hall County, the daughter of the late John and Nonie Dove. Mrs. Benton was preceded in death by her husband, Roy Benton; a daughter, Alice Carol Benton; sister, Willie Hewell; and son-in-law, Norman Marvel.
Survivors include daughters, Shirley Ann Benton (Doug) Nolin, Florida, Charlotte Wynette Benton Marvel, Arizona, and Brenda Jo Benton (Wyley) Turpin, Gillsville; sons, Mitchell Milford (Sandra) Benton, Lula, and Timothy Roger (Deborah) Benton; sisters, Margie House and Johnnie Gowder, both of Lula; brother, Edward Dove, Lula; brother-in-law, Billie Hewell, Lula; 12 grandchildren; a number of great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday, October 9, from 6 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held Thursday, October 10, at 2 p.m., from the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home with the Rev. Dustin Porter and John Wayne Abernathy officiating. Interment will follow at Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery in Lula.
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, is in charge of arrangements.