Margaret Lousie Early Benton



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 and sign the family’s guest book.

The family has chosen Bullock Funeral Home for the arrangements