Parks Haldane Benton and Jewell Brown Benton
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Parks Benton Services for Parks Haldane Benton, 87, of Lubbock will be a 2 p.m. Monday in Emma Church of Christ in Ralls with William Eudy, minister of Crosbyton Church of Christ, officiating.

Burial will be in Ralls Cemetery under direction of Sanders Funeral Home of Lubbock.

Benton died Saturday, Aug. 6, 1994, in Methodist Hospital.

He was born Nov. 23, 1906, in Brownfield. He moved to Crosby County in 1923. He graduated from Ralls High School, and he married Jewel Brown on May 12, 1928, in Ralls. He was a member of the Church of Christ.

He owned P.H. Benton Sons Trucking Co. in Lubbock. He retired in 1964.

Survivors include his wife; three sons, Hal Benton and Ennis Galyon, both of Lubbock, and Gene Benton of Springfield, Ore.; a brother, Charles of Roswell, NM; three sisters, Anna Benton and Margaret Moore, both of Ralls and Lucille Pace of Idalou; nine grandchildren; five great grandchildren; and four great great grandchildren.

©Lubbock Avalanche Journal, August 7, 1994
Record provided by Crosby County Pioneer Memorial Museum
transcribed by Linda Fox Hughes

Jewell BentonJewell Brown Benton, 98 years of old, passed from this life on March 31, 2006. Cremation was handled by Major Family Funeral Home, Springfield, Oregon. Memorial and burial will be handled by Ralls Cemetery, Ralls, Texas.

Jewell was born in Altus, Oklahoma but lived the majority of her life in West Texas. She married Parks H. Benton on May 12, 1928. She is preceded in death by her husband; daughter; granddaughter; and grandson. Jewell was employed by Milamís Toyland and Blue Bonnet Laundry. She will be remembered for her hand made quilts and her family's favorite, apple pie.

To say she is missed is too inadequate a word. To say she was loved and is remembered every single day is but stating the obvious. She lives in our memory and in the lives of those left behind.

Jewell is survived by sons, Haldane of Lubbock, Gene with wife, Sue, of Springfield, Oregon; nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and ten great great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be planned in early summer for burial beside her husband in Ralls Cemetery.

©Lubbock Avalanche Journal, Friday, April 14, 2006

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