Carolyn R. Benton

Published 9:28 am Tuesday, May 17, 2022

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Carolyn R. Benton passed away on Monday, May 16, 2022, after an extended illness. She was 86 years old.

Carolyn R. Benton

A celebration of her life will be held Monday, May 23, 11 a.m., in Sunset Funeral Home Chapel in Midland City, Alabama, with Rev. Kyle Gatlin officiating. She will be laid to rest with her husband Bill at Ft. Mitchell National Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Monday, May 23 from 10 to 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Covenant UMC, Focus 55 Group, or The Wiregrass Humane Society.

Benton was born on December 3, 1935, in Lake City, Florida. She was raised in southern California and attended Culter Academy in Los Angeles. Carolyn joined Civil Service and while serving in Korea met her husband, Bill. They were married in 1964 and traveled the world while he was in the U.S. Army. They were married for over 49 years. Carolyn was a faithful member of Covenant United Methodist Church and devoted a lot of time to the Focus 55 Group and the Faithful Fingers Knitting Group and United Methodist Women’s Circles.

Carolyn is survived by her stepson, William B. Benton, and his wife, Pauline; her two grandchildren, Emily Sonbuckner and Stacey Benton; her four great-grandchildren, Aurora, Enoch, Dietrich, and John Tyler; and her special friends, Tim and Sherry Koogler and family.

A special thanks to Kindred Hospice and First Light for the care they provided.