Howard Benson (TRENTON, S.C.)

TRENTON, S.C. - Mr. Howard Benson, 85, beloved husband of Mrs. Eva Faulkner Benson, entered into rest on Sunday, September 25, 2011 at his residence. Funeral services with full military honors will be held at 1:00 PM on Tuesday, September 27, 2011 at Platt's Crawford Avenue Chapel with Chaplain Dexter Lambert officiating. Burial will follow in Sunset Hill Cemetery in North Augusta. Mr. Benson served his country proudly with the United States Air Force during World War II and the Korean Conflict. He retired after 20 years of service as a Technical Sergeant. Mr. Benson also served as an Air Police Supervisor while stationed at Hunter Air Force Base. He was a member of Pine View Baptist Church. In addition to his wife, Mr. Benson is survived by his children, Judy Mason (Rocky), Ray Benson, Debbie Wasden (Walt), Johnnie Pollock (Jan), Eva Schlachter (Greg), Rita Benson, Tommy Benson (Miriam), and Mary Stacy; he is also survived by his 21 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Monday evening, September 26, 2011 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM Please sign the guestbook and send condolences at Platt's Funeral Home, 721 Crawford Avenue Sign the guestbook at

The Augusta Chronicle-September 26, 2011