Rachel Creel Benton
1926 - 2020
Rachel Creel


PAMPLICO, S.C. -- Rachel Creel Benton, 94, wife of the late Ray Newton Benton, died Friday, November 20, 2020, at her residence after an illness.

Mrs. Benton was born on August 23, 1926, in Florence County, SC, daughter of the late Ervin Carmichael Creel, Sr. and Flossie Prosser Creel. She was a graduate of Hannah High School and Columbia College. Mrs. Benton was a member of Bethlehem United Methodist Church, Women's Circle and taught the Ladies Sunday School class. She retired after 36 years from Florence County School District #2.

Surviving are her children, Thomas E. "Tommy" (Charlene) Benton and Russell A. "Russ" (Teresa) Benton, both of Pamplico and Rebecca K. "Becky" Benton of Simpsonville; grandchildren, Brad (Neely) Benton, Brian (Stacey) Benton, Candice (Brandon) Hill, Whitney (Randy) Aguilar and Lauren (Cody) Stanton; great grandchildren, Thomas, John William and Mac Benton, Raylan and Rachel Hill, Turner Benton, Sydney and Kinsley Aguilar, Kesler and Brantley Stanton.

Mrs. Benton was preceded in death by her siblings, Frances Creel West, Ellaveen Creel Mashburn, Merrilyn Creel Love and Ervin Carmichael Creel, Jr.

Funeral services will be 11:00 A.M., Monday, November 23, 2020, at Bethlehem United Methodist Church. Burial will be private.

The services will be live streamed at 11:00 AM, Monday, November 23, 2020 on the Carolina Funeral Home Wesbite, ( www.carolinafuneralhome.net ).

Memorials may be made to Bethlehem United Methodist Church, 3630 Bay Road, Pamplico, South Carolina 29583 or Amedisys Foundation, 3854 American Way, Suite A, Baton Rouge, LA 70816-4013.

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Published by SCNow on Nov. 22, 2020.
Funeral service
Bethlehem United Methodist Church
Funeral service
live streamed on the Carolina Funeral Home Wesbite, ( www.carolinafuneralhome.net )
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My condolences to your family for the loss of such a sweet lady. She was my second grade teacher at Hannah Elementary School in Hannah, SC. She will forever be in my memory as one who shaped me to always be kind and respectful to others no matter what.
Starlinda Brown-Davis
November 23, 2020
Just saw this obituary. So sorry to hear about the death of your mother. She had to be a great and living mother to have a son like you. We would like to attend the funeral but HAmp just had shoulder surgery and will be in PT at that time. We will be praying for rest , comfort and peace for you and family.
Hamp Norris and Cindy Jones Norris
November 22, 2020