Mrs. Diana Elizabeth Benton

March 6, 1935May 14, 2020

Mrs. Diana Elizabeth Benton

Dacusville, SC – Mrs. Diana Elizabeth Benton, Age 85, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday, May 14, 2020 surrounded by family. Mrs. Benton was born in Boston, Massachusetts and was the daughter of the late Richard D. Noy and Elizabeth McGovern Noy. Survivors include sons Thomas Michael Martin of Fountain Inn, South Carolina and Lawrence Edward Martin of Somerville, Massachusetts; and daughters Theresa Marie Martin of Somerville, Massachusetts and Diana Marie Hunt of Melrose, Massachusetts. She has 8 loving and precious grandchildren. Also surviving is a sister Virginia Cannon of West Haven, Connecticut.

Mrs. Benton was predeceased by one son Edward Francis Martin and one grandchild, Edward’s eldest son, both from Somerville, Massachusetts.

Mrs. Benton was Catholic by faith. She retired from Collins and Aikman as a forklift driver in 2004. She loved her cats and NASCAR racing. She was known for her good sense of humor. Also known by her family for her Italian cooking.

Dillard Funeral Home is assisting the Benton family.

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  • Richard D. Noy, Father (deceased)
  • Elizabeth McGovern Noy, Mother (deceased)
  • Edward Francis Martin, Son (deceased)
  • Thomas Michael Martin, Son
  • Lawrence Edward Martin, Son
  • Theresa Marie Martin, Daughter
  • Diana Marie Hunt, Daughter
  • Virginia Cannon, Sister
  • Mrs. Diana Benton has eight loving and precious grandchildren.

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Mrs. Diana Elizabeth Benton

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Theresa Martin

May 16, 2020

Missing you mom
I’m glad we were all together thru the laughter and tears ,
Rest peacefully in paradise ❤️🙏🏼
Love you,


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