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Wanda Benson (10-25-19) service 10-28-19

Wanda Benson, of Savannah, departed this life on Friday, Oct. 25, at the age of 81 years, 2 months and 9 days.
She was born in Hardin County on Aug. 16, 1938, the daughter of the late James Grady and Helen Jean Price Tanner. On Jan. 20, 1956, she was united in marriage to D.C. “Dan” Benson, who preceded her in death on April 30, 2006.
Wanda was the owner and operator of Cherry’s Truck Stop in Savannah. She had previously worked for Kellogg’s in Memphis and Dan and Sue’s Cafe. Wanda attended Love and Truth Church in Savannah.
She is survived by her son, Danny Benson and his wife Terry; grandson, Derick Clay Benson and his wife Melissa; sister, Dorothy Tanner; special niece, Cathy Crotts and her husband Chris; and numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews.
In addition to her parents and husband, Wanda was preceded in death by a grandchild, Danny Shane Benson; great-grandchild, Daniel Chase Benson; and sisters, Marjorie Tanner, Lynda Murchison and Janice “Mickey” Sanford.
Services were held on Monday, Oct. 28, at 11 a.m., at Shackelford Funeral Directors of Savannah with A.J. Fowler officiating. Burial followed in Benson-Tanner Cemetery at Savannah.