The Covington News - - Local news - John A. Benton

Young Fu­neral Home Mr. John A. Benton was the youngest of four chil­dren born to the late Mr. and Mrs. Ar­sh­ion (Pauline Black­well) Benton. He was born in 1935. He was peceded in death by sib­lings An­nie Ruth Benton, Mary (Robert) Mad­dox, Mar­garet (Seal) Free­man and Clin­ton Benton. He was ed­u­cated in the pub­lic schools of Newton County and was em­ployed by Hill Phoenix Com­pany in Cony­ers for many years. Mr. Benton was a good, hard-work­ing man who kept to him­self. He was a good friend to those who knew him and a sup­port­ive, lov­ing man to his fam­ily. He loved an­tique cars and re­stored sev­eral dur­ing his life­time.

Sur­viv­ing are sis­ter Le­ola (Otis) Biggs of Cov­ing­ton; daugh­ter Denei­thia Brooks of Cov­ing­ton; sons Michael “Mike” (Norma) Turk of De­catur, Ben­nie Lee Manuel of At­lanta; grand­chil­dren Myk­ius, Darmious, Tyren; adopted grand­chil­dren Twanna (Felix) Robin­son, Shawanna (Dex­ter) Mitchell; de­voted niece and de­voted neph­ews Brenda (Leroy) Nol­ley, Leon (Jimmy) Benton, Theo­tis Gibbs; other lov­ing nieces and neph­ews Elaine (the Rev. H.K.) Benton, Ch­eryl Height, Clarence Price, David Price, Dana (Lovett) Mad­dox, Mer­lin Mad­dox; a host of great-nieces, great-neph­ews, cousins, relatives and friends.

Fu­neral ser­vices were held Nov. 21 at Mace­do­nia Mis­sion­ary Bap­tist Church with the Rev. James Hawkins, the Rev. Ru­fus Rose­berry and the Rev. Wil­lie Smith of­fi­ci­at­ing. In­ter­ment fol­lowed at Mace­do­nia Ceme­tery.

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