Guy Franklin Wilson

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Funeral service for Guy Franklin Wilson, 83, will be held on Thursday, September 10, 2015, at 4 p.m. from Benefield Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Bobby Jones and the Rev. Greg Norred officiating. Burial will follow at Liberty Grove Congregational Methodist Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 5 - 7 p.m. today, September 9, 2015. Mr. Wilson passed away Monday, September 7, 2015, at Traylor's Retirement Center. Survivors include his wife, Sarah Clemons Wilson, of Wedowee; one daughter, Sharon Dillard (husband, Ty), of Sharpsburg, Ga.; two stepdaughters, Emily Sharon Eichhammer, of Roanoke and Patti Clemons Smith, of Lafayette; one son, Frankie Wilson (wife, Bonnie), of McDonough, Ga.; two stepsons, James Clemons, of LaGrange, Ga. and Michael Clemons, of Wedowee; four grandchildren, Matthew Wilson (wife, Jamie), Andrew Wilson (wife, Meredith), Nathan Dillard (wife, Jeanine) and Philip Dillard (fiance, Kristen Akin); seven great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mary Will Calhoun and Sara Haynes, both of Wedowee and one brother, Robert Wilson, of Wedowee. Pallbearers will be Matthew Wilson, Andrew Wilson, Nathan Dillard, Philip Dillard, James Clemons and Michael Clemons. A Wedowee native, Mr. Wilson was born on June 16, 1932, the son of Thomas Clinton and Jessie Benefield Wilson. He was a U.S. Army Veteran of the Korean War, a member of Liberty Grove Congregational Methodist Church and worked as a mechanic for Owens Illinois Glass Company. Mr. Wilson was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Miriam Edwards Wilson; one sister, Virginia Fincher and three brothers, T.C., Charlie Ford and Sam Wilson. Memorials may be floral or donations may be made to the Liberty Grove Congregational Methodist Church Building Fund. Online condolences may be expressed at
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Benefield Funeral Home of Ashland - Ashland
85499 Highway 9
Ashland, AL 36251
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Published in The Anniston Star on Sept. 9, 2015
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