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“Love John, Debbie, John Jr., Melissa and Kameron ”
1 of 8 | Posted by: John Griffin - Ladson, SC

“With my Deepest sympathy I am sorry for your loss Linda Burris CNA ”
2 of 8 | Posted by: Linda Burris - Moncks Corner

“January 5, 2017My deepest sympathy to the Benton family in the loss of your loved one. May you look forward to the fulfillment of God's promise one...Read More »
3 of 8 | Posted by: A friend

“Mrs. Benton was always so nice and she loved her family. We are so sorry to see another neighbor has passed. We send our love and prayers to the...Read More »
4 of 8 | Posted by: Jerome, Rita and Jacob Addison - SC

“Aunt Nellie, she was always with a smile and loads of fun. Her mayonnaise and potatoe chip sandwiches were unique lunch. Always willing to help. You...Read More »
5 of 8 | Posted by: James Griffin - North Charleston, SC

“We will miss you aunt we we, only you all will know the true meaning of that "we we". You nephew and family. God now has a new angel to help him!...Read More »
6 of 8 | Posted by: John Griffin - Ladson, SC

“God Bless and keep you... Many thoughts and prayers.Love Mike and Sandy ”
7 of 8 | Posted by: Sandy Mallan - Austin, MN

“Sorry for your loss! Prayers sent for your family! We love you David, Sharon, Josh and Sarah! ”
8 of 8 | Posted by: Linda Kerr - Easley, SC - Family


Vernelle "Nellie" C. Benton, 71, of Ladson, South Carolina, wife of Roy Allen Benton, Sr., died Wednesday, January 4, 2017.

Her Funeral Service will be held Friday, January 6, 2017 in the J. Henry Stuhr, 2180 Greenridge Road, at 11:00 a.m. Interment, Bedon Baptist Churchyard at 1:30 p.m. The family will receive friends Thursday from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

Nellie was born June 2, 1945 in Charleston, South Carolina, daughter of the late Benjamin Franklin Covington and the late Francis Marion Wilder Covington. She was a homemaker who raised a beautiful family.

In addition to her husband, Roy, she is survived by her children, Allen and Julie Benton, Sharon and David Kerr, Ben and Tori Benton; her eight grandchildren, Alaina, Amy, Jacob, Joshua, Sarah, Lydia, Shelby, and Caleb; her sisters, Easter Parish (Harold) and Cathy Dolly (Donnie); brothers, Herbert Covington (Margaret) and Kenneth Covington (Peggy); brother-in-law, Bobby Iler; as well as many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her sisters, Frances Siebert (Bill) and Iris Iler.