Dorothy Culver Benson

June 23, 1921November 3, 2018
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Dorothy Culver Benson, 97, a longtime resident of Sandy Springs died on Saturday, the 3rd of November 2018. A pillar of the community, she was instrumental in the establishment and creation of the Dorothy C. Benson Multi-Purpose Complex. She worked tirelessly as an Advocate for seniors working in conjunction with the Fulton County Board of Commissioners in seeking out and finding affordable housing for seniors. Dorothy was a longtime member of the United States Pony Club and taught stained glass. Surviving are her daughters, Barbara Benson Byrd, Linda Benson Stallings and her husband, Fred, Diana Benson McEntyre and her husband, Steve; 5 grandchildren; and 19 great grandchildren. Memorial Services celebrating her life will be conducted on Monday, the 19th of November at eleven o’clock at H.M. Patterson & Son Arlington Chapel, 173 Allen Road, NE, Sandy Springs, GA 30328. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service and will host a reception following the service. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be directed to the “Friends of Benson” Attention Treasurer, 6500 Vernon Woods Drive, Sandy Springs, GA 30328.


  • Surviving are her daughters, Barbara Benson Byrd, Linda Benson Stallings and her husband, Fred, Diana Benson McEntyre and her husband, Steve; 5 grandchildren; and 19 great grandchildren.


  • A Visitation With The Family Monday, November 19, 2018
  • Memorial Service Monday, November 19, 2018

Dorothy Culver Benson

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Pam Stone

November 21, 2018

An inspiration for generations of children and adults. I am so sorry to have been working and miss her memorial. One of the finest women I’ve ever known, generous and committed to good works. Godspeed, Dot:

Louise Culver

November 18, 2018

So sorry for the loss of your mother and grandmother. Dorothy was a lady of great energy, generosity. humor and love.


Suzanne Dansby

November 8, 2018

I had heard so many good things about "Dot" Benson over the years. She lived a full, long of kindness and service...and surely has met her heavenly Father!
With condolences,
Suzanne Dansby, Atlanta

Pam Barker

November 8, 2018

Dorothy Benson was quite a lady. She always was on the go and doing so many exciting things. I feel so blessed to have know her and to have been a part of her extended family.

Andrew Byrd

November 7, 2018

One of the most inspiring women I have ever met in my life. Some called her Dot. Some called her Dorothy. Some called her mother. I called her Grandma. Whenever I told her I could not do something she always replied, " why not?" I was a blessed grandson to simply be in her life. She will most certainly be missed but always remembered.



Tracey Bertram

November 7, 2018

I am so sorry for your loss. I never met her, but according to her daughter Linda, She was a wonderful lady and an amazing horse lady. She was truly a great woman who raised wonderful children.

Joan Keegan

November 7, 2018

She was a wonderful inspiration and great leader in the horse community . We are all better that she was in our lives. I can hear her voice and see her inspecting the cross country course.

Lynn Garrett

November 7, 2018

Dot Benson was a person who never met a stranger and was always generous with her
time and knowledge. I knew Dot through years of USPC and held her in the highest respect!
Earth’s loss is Heaven’s gain! She will be missed by many! Sincere sympathy is extended to all of her family❤️
Lynn Garrett

Dee Diget

November 7, 2018

Though I didnt get to meet Dorothy personally, I have been inspired by the loving words of her daughter Linda. I know we shared a love of horses and that she raised some very good kids. Linda, every win on Wallie is a quiet tribute to your mom. I am so sorry for your loss. Dee

Linda Stallings

November 7, 2018

Mother, I will miss and love you forever! You were a great Mother and taught me so much. You were and inspiration to everyone you met. In your 97 years you touched so many lives.

Love, your middle daughter