Funeral services for Mrs. Ellen Burton Benward will be 11:00 A.M. Monday, May 28, 2018, at Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home with Bro. Rodney Duckett officiating. Interment will follow at Wilson County Memorial Gardens. Visitation Sunday 2-5 PM and Monday after 10 AM at Ligon & Bobo.
Mrs. Benward, age 80 of Lebanon passed away at her home May 23, 2018.
Born November 10, 1937, in Jackson County, Tennessee, she is the daughter of the late Lemuel and Mandy Minear Burton. She was the owner and President of New South Contractors Inc., Lebanon. She was a member of Mt. Olivet Baptist Church and the Wilson County Home Demonstration Club. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of forty two years, Edward N. “Ed” Benward; and three brothers, Paul, Ralph and Jeff Burton.
She is survived by son, E. Kelly (Kelvey) Benward; daughter, Donna (Dale) Turner; granddaughters, Drew Benward & Jade Benward; grandson, Daniel Upchurch; two sisters, Pauline Kirby and Betty Tinch; and brother, Fred Burton.
Pallbearers: Terry Burton, Bobby Capers, Jay Beier, Daniel Upchurch, Dale Turner, and Fred Burton.
LIGON & BOBO FUNERAL HOME of Lebanon (615)444-2142 www.ligonbobo.com