Memorial services for Russell E. Benton, 76, of Lubbock were held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, January 29, 1987 in Central Congregation of Jehovah´s Witnesses with Randy Cambell, minister, officiating.
Graveside services were at 2 p.m. Thursday, January 29, 1987 in Ralls Cemetery under the direction of Rest Lawn Funeral Home of Wolfforth.
He died at 11 p.m. Tuesday, January 27, 1987 in Methodist Hospital after a brief illness.
He was born in Brownfield and moved to the Lubbock area in 1937. He married Mavis B. Perkins on December 17, 1933, in Crosby County. He was employed by P.H. Benton & Son Trucking Co. and later worked for Thrust Harrison Trucking Co. He was a Jehovah´s Witness.
Survivors include his wife; four sons, Russell E. of Lubbock, James L. of San Angelo, Walter B. of Bakersfield, Calif., and John W. of Midland; a daughter, Mrs. Norma Ann Baze of Franklin, Tenn., two brothers, P.H. of Lubbock and Charles M. of Roswell, NM; three sisters, Anna E. Benton and Margaret E. Moore, both of Ralls, and Ruby Lucille Pace of Idalou; and 10 grandchildren.
©Crosby County News & Crosbyton Review, February 5, 1987Record provided by Crosby County Pioneer Memorial Museum
transcribed by Linda Fox Hughes
Services for Mavis Beryl Benton, 89, of Lubbock will be at 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 12, at Wilsons' Funeral Directors Chapel in Wolfforth, with the family receiving friends from 9 a.m. until service time. Burial will be in Ralls Cemetery under the direction of Wilsons' Funeral Directors of Wolfforth.
She died Thursday, Jan. 8, 2004.
She was born Nov. 6, 1914, to the late Berl and Titus Perkins in Post Oak, Texas. She was a drapery seamstress. She was a member of Jehovah's Witnesses on West 34th St. in Lubbock. She was a loving, strong mother, grandmother and friend.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Russell Ellis Benton in 1987, and two sons, Russell Edwin Benton on July 13, 1997, and James "Jim" Benton on May 11, 1996.
She is survived by a daughter, Norma Ann Baze of Franklin, Tenn.; two sons, Walter Berl Benton of Bakersfield, Calif, and John Weldon Benton of Sante Fe, N.M.; three sisters, Doris Mims and Christine Pace, both of Lubbock, and Gladys Cockran of Austin; 10 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
©Lubbock Avalanche-Journal, Sunday, January 11, 2004 A 13
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