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James Ernest Benton
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Birth: Aug. 27, 1916
Morgan County
Kentucky, USA
Death: Mar. 22, 2007
Montgomery County
Ohio, USA

James Ernest Benton
(August 27, 1916 - March 22, 2007)

James Ernest Benton of West Liberty, KY passed away Thursday, March 22, 2007 at Good Samaritan Hospital, Dayton, OH at the age of 90 years, 6 months, and 23 days. He was born on Sunday, August 27, 1916 at Caney, KY, son of the late James Monroe and Laura Lykins Benton.

Ernest was a member of the Three C's during WWII, a farmer, an employee of Licking River Limestone and retired from State Highway Department, and was a member of the Broadway First Church of God.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife of 27 years, Lou Emma Fugett Benton, son-in-law, Edsel Smith Sr., step son-in-law, Jim Casey,four brothers, Chester, Ollie, Hobart, and Bill Benton and one sister, Verl Nipper.

He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Clara Sheets Tolson Benton, one daughter, Shirley Smith, Dayton, OH , two step daughters; Katie & Mack Bailey, Lexington, KY; JoAnn Casey, of FL, four grandchildren, Tonya Hester, Edsel Smith Jr, Kevin Smith and Derrick Todd & Sarah Smith and one great grandchild, Callie Hester and three step grandchildren.

Funeral service 1:30 p.m. Monday, March 26, 2007 at the Potter Funeral Home with Bro. Jesse Rogers officiating. Burial in the Oakley Cemetery, West Liberty, KY.

Visitation 11:30 a.m. Monday until service.

Pallbearers: Family and Friends.
Oakley Cemetery
Morgan County
Kentucky, USA
Created by: Greg Adkins
Record added: Sep 06, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 29622255
James Ernest Benton
Added by: Greg Adkins
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