Daily Corinthian Newspaper, Corinth, MS
dated Apr. 3, 1997
GARNETT BENJAMIN, 89
Funeral services for Garnett Russell
Benjamin, 89, will be held at 11 a.m. today at Wheeler
Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. Kara Blackard
and the Rev. Ray Bennett officiating. Burial will
be in the church cemetery.
She died Monday, Mar. 31, 1997 at Helen Keller Hospital in Florence,
Alabama. She was born in Brownsville, Tenn., to the late Logan A.
and Nanny Spencer Russell on Mar.
Mrs. Benjamin was married for 73 years to Walter S.
Benjamin. She was a life long member of Wheeler
Grove Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by a daughter and
two sons, Billie Evelyn Benjamin, Clarence
Benjamin and Milton Benjamin, and a
sister, Lillie Mae Jones.
Survivors include her husband, Walter S. Benjamin
of Muscle Shoals, Alabama; two daughters and sons-in-law, Mae and Ed
August of Sheffield, Alabama, and Sandra and Donas
Tyson of Florence, Alabama; a son and two
daughters-in-law, Dexter and JoAnn Benjamin and
Hazel Benjamin, all of Corinth; three sisters,
Lottie Faye Jones of Muscle Shoals, Alabama, Sadie
Ledbetter of Sheffield and Bessie Hodges
of Middleton, Tenn.; a brother, Wesley Russell of
Memphis; 8 grandchildren, Lane Benjamin, Lamar
Benjamin, Steve Benjamin, Eddie
August, Allan August, Andy
August, and Paulette Benjamin; and 7
grandchildren (assume this should be great grandchildren).