John H. Benning (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

AUGUSTA, Ga. - Mr. John H. Benning, 91, entered into rest Friday, January 23, 2009 at the V.A. Medical Center, DD. Funeral service will be held Friday, January 30, 2009 at 12 noon at First Mt. Carmel Baptist Church, Columbia County, with Rev. Roscoe Perry officiating. Burial will be in Walker Memorial Park. He was a native of Columbia County, a retired Chef at Ft. Gordon, retired U.S. Army Veteran and a member of First Mt. Carmel Baptist Church where he was a Deacon and a member of the Willing Worker's Club. Survivors are two sons, Johnnie C. Benning, Augusta, Ga., Willie L. Benning, Plainfield, NJ; four grandchildren, Oliver (Denise) Benning, Jr., Augusta, Ga., Derek Benning, Plainfield, NJ, Shelia (Matthew) Reeves, Chelsea B. McCullough, Augusta, Ga.; 6 great-grandchildren; one sister-in-law, Virginia Walford, Columbia, SC; a host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives. Williams Funeral Home, 1765 Martin Luther King, Jr., Blvd. Sign the guestbook at

The Augusta Chronicle-January 29, 2009