Cornelius "Neal" Benson
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LANGLEY, SC - Mr. Cornelius "Neal" Benson, 84, husband of fifty-seven years to the late Mrs. Mary Feagin Benson, went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, in the comfort of his home, on Sunday, October 30, 2016.
Born in Richmond County, GA and a former resident of Charlotte, NC, he was a son of the late Milledge G. and Ella Pennington Walker Benson. He retired form Biggers Brothers Produce where he was a Supervisor and was a member of Bible Faith Holiness Church. "Neal" as he was known to his friends or "Pop", as he was known to his boys, enjoyed gardening and working in his yard. More than anything however, he enjoyed caring for his son, "JJ".
In addition to his wife and parents, family members include, children, Larry Neal Benson and his wife, Jo Ellen, Walhalla, SC, Michael Francis Benson and his wife, Kathy, Windsor, SC, Dennis Mark Benson, Burnettown, SC, Patricia Benson Moyer and her husband, Pastor Eddie, Langley, SC, Dana Lynn Benson, Orlando, FL, John Jay "JJ" Benson, Langley, SC, the late Gary Wayne, Benson and his wife, Dianne, Fort Mill, SC and the late Angela Elaine Benson, several siblings who preceded him in death, twenty-three grandchildren, thirty-nine great-grandchildren and twelve great-great-grandchildren.
The family will greet friends on Thursday, November 3, 2016, from 5 until 8 o'clock at Hatcher Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 3464 Jefferson Davis Hwy., Graniteville, SC. A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Friday, November 4, 2016, at 3 o'clock in the chapel of Hatcher Funeral Home & Cremation Service with Neal's son-in-law, Pastor Eddie Moyer and Pastor Lamar Cochrell officiating. Interment will follow in Pine Grove Cemetery, Bath, SC. Pop's sons will serve as pallbearers.
Friends are welcome to call at the home of Faith Moore.
Visit www.HatcherFuneralHome.com to share memories and leave a message of condolence for the family.
Hatcher Funeral Home
3464 Jefferson Davis Highway
Graniteville, SC 29829
Published in The Aiken Standard and North Augusta Star on Nov. 1, 2016