Sumter, SC ………. Margaret E. Benton, best known as Greta, age 90, beloved wife of the late G.A. Benton died on Friday, February 2, 2018 at NHC Healthcare of Sumter.
She was born on April 11, 1927 in Asheville, NC, the daughter of the late Charles Nolan Early and Julia Louise Smith Early. She retired from Florence Mfg. Company in Florence, SC.
She is survived by a sister Cecelia Early Disher (Louis) of Sumter, a brother, Eddie Early (Phil) of Columbia; nieces, Brenda Pereia (Tony) of Sumter, Martha Brunson of Florence, Nina Matthews (Robbie) of Monroe, NC, nephews, Joe Disher (Stephanie) of Sumter, Buddy Watts (Nelly) and Leon Watts of Florence and Tom Early of Washington and a number of great nieces and nephews.
In addition to her husband and parents she was preceded in death by; two brothers, Nolan Early, Jr. of CA and Tommy Early of Florence and one sister, Mary Watts of Florence.
A graveside service will be held on Monday, February 5, 2018 at 12:00 pm in the Mt. Hope Cemetery, Florence, SC.
The family will receive friends after the service.
The family would like to thank all the nurses and aids on Camilla Hall at National Healthcare.
You may go to www.bullockfuneralhome.com and sign the family’s guest book.
The family has chosen Bullock Funeral Home for the arrangements
Mt. Hope Cemetery
Monday February 5th, 2018
100 Cherokee Road
Florence , SC 29501
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So sorry to hear this.She will be missed dearly. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.
Submitted by Larry and Johnnie M Baxley on Feb 4 2018 05:19:35 PM
I’m sorry to hear of Mrs. Benton’s passing. She was my mother’s (Anne Johnson) roommate when my mother passed away. She was so sweet and caring and such a pleasant woman to visit with. My prayers for the family are to have comfort and peace during this time.
Submitted by Rhonda Johnson Rainey on Feb 3 2018 12:02:44 PM
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