Nelson Benton

May 1, 1932July 6, 2018

Nelson Benton, 86 years old, went to be with Jesus on Thursday, July 6, 2018. He was the husband of Martha Ann Benton. They shared 61 years of marriage together. Born May 1, 1932, in Opp, Alabama, he was the son of Broughton D Benton and Alma Benton. After graduation, Nelson enlisted in the United States Air Force. He served his country in Japan, Korea and was stationed at Eglin Air Force Base. He later was employed at F.W. Woolworth and Michaels working as a manager. He enjoyed building furniture for his grandchildren, along with beautiful hand turned segmented wood bowls. He was remembered for his sense of humor, and unending love for his family. He was survived by sons David of Sterling, Nebraska and Timothy of Atlanta, Georgia. David and his wife Beverly provided them with five grandchildren: Sarah, Katie, Jessica, Jacob, and Robert who is already in heaven. He also had three great grandchildren: Cayden, Aubrey, and Desimus. Nelson’s parents and two brothers Pat and Homer are preceded in death. Visitation will be held from 9:00 am to 10:00 am, Tuesday, July 10th, 2018 with services at 10:00 AM at Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home 6800 South 14th St. Entombment Lincoln Memorial Park Mausoleum.


  • Visitation Tuesday, July 10, 2018
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Nelson Benton

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Micky and Debbie Williams

July 17, 2018

We are so sorry to hear about Nelson. Our prayers are with you and your family.

Joyce Benton Hirdan

July 10, 2018

There are too many memories to write in one space. You will be missed Uncle Pete! We love you and yours.

Barbara Payne

July 9, 2018

Wish We could be there for Ann and family tomorrow . Nelson was the kindest , smartest and his talent with work work was the best . Never will forget Lamar and him building our first grand baby his cradle and the fun we had Together watching him build it . That baby is now off to college . His baby will one day sleep in that cradle . So glad even after your move from Cartersville we stayed phone friends . Shedding tears as I write this . He will be missed but we will always hold on to our memories . Love you Nelson . Your Cartersville and forever friends . Lamar and Barbara Payne 💓💓