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OBITUARY: Wilma Jean Benson


Mrs. Wilma Jean Benson, of Hendersonville, TN, died on Sunday, September 9, 2018. She was age 72.

Mrs. Benson was born in Martinsville, VA, on October 16, 1945, to the late Glenn M. Johnson and Edith Wilma Hastings Johnson. She graduated from Isaac Litton High School in Nashville and attended MTSU. Mrs. Benson was a member of Bible Baptist Church for 46 years.

Surviving are her husband of 51 years, Raymond Benson; a sister, Glynda Sue O’Neal; a daughter, Michelle (Kevin) Yohe; a son, Mark (Tracy) Benson; two granddaughters, Evelyn Jean Benson and Morgan Webb; and five grandsons, John Mark Benson, and Jason, Jordan, Benson, and Collin Yohe.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018, at Hendersonville Funeral Home. Dr. Carl Frensley, Dr. Greg Mutsch, and John Marks will officiate. Interment will follow at Spring Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Tuesday and from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home.

Active pallbearers will be James Bressoud, Wayne Spivey, Daniel Maurer, Mason Maurer, John Marks, Richard Webb, Joey Maurer, and Billy Quinn. Honorary pallbearers will be Joe Smith, Mike Crabb, Jim Stidham, Kevin Yohe, Jordan Yohe, Steve Craig, Mark Underwood, Billy Wayne Murphy, and Jerry Johnson.

Visit the online obituary at www.hendersonvillefh.com.

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