BENSON, Doris Gray, 87, of Avon Park, Fla., passed away Saturday, February 19, 2011, in Ormond Beach, Fla. She was born September 19, 1923, in Bladenboro, N.C., to Everett and Velma Gray (Hargette) Gibson. She was a nurses aid at an Alcoholic Rehabilitation Center, enjoyed quilting, sewing, cooking, baking, and spending time with her family. As a high school student, she played basketball and was a diver. Mrs. Benson was of Methodist faith and a resident of Avon Park, Fla., since 1956, coming from Macon, Ga. She is survived by her daughter, Terri Lynn Stone (Frank) of Ormond Beach, Fla.; son, Bill Benson of Sebring, Fla.; grand-children, Carrie, Darbie and Candice; great- grand-daughters, Alexis, Julia, Kimberly and Brittney. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Speer Benson. Funeral services will take place at 11 a.m. Tuesday, February 22, 2011, at Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home, with the Rev. Ed Sager officiating. Visitation will begin at
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10 a.m. Burial will follow at Lakeview Memorial Gardens. Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home, Avon Park, Fla.
Published in TBO.com on Feb. 21, 2011