HULL - James A. Benton Jr., 87, died Wednesday, January 8, 2014.
A lifelong resident of Madison County, he was the son of the late Della Elsie Anderson and James Ambrus Benton Sr. Mr. Benton was preceded in death by his wife of 42 years, Olene Adams Benton. He retired from Westinghouse after 34 years and was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps and the Air Force. He was a member of Joy Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Hildred Parker Benton; three children, Gary Walker, Surf City, N.C., Sam Walker, Danielsville, and Kathy Connell, Gainesville; five grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews, including Ryan Benton, Danielsville.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, January 11, at 10 a.m. at the chapel of Lord and Stephens, Danielsville, with the Rev. Lee Adams officiating. Interment will be in Evergreen Memorial Park. The family will receive friends Friday, January 10, from 6 until 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Lord and Stephens, Danielsville, is in charge of arrangements. www.lordandstephens.com