byronbensonMONTGOMERY, Ala. (BNc) — Byron L. Benson, Sr., died Monday, Aug. 24, at age 70.

Benson was a minister of the gospel, having preached for nine years at Mt. Pleasant church in Crenshaw County, 36 years at the Grady congregation and at the Capitol Heights church for the past five.

Survivors include his wife, Carolyn S. Benson; two sons, Lee Benson (LayLa) and Blaine Benson (Patty); a brother, Jimmie C. Benson (Ardie); four grandchildren, Emma Lane Benson, Lily Mae Benson, Carter Benson and Lucy Benson; two nephews, Clay Benson (Julie) & Clint Benson (Tara).

Funeral services will be held Thursday, Aug. 27 at 11:00 a.m. at Dalraida church, with burial to follow at Greenwood Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday 5:00-8:00 p.m. at Leak-Memory Chapel.

Memorial contributions may be made to Amridge University, 1200 Taylor Rd., Montgomery, AL 36117.