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Gay Nell Benson (12-12-19) service 12-15-19

Gay Nell Benson, of Florence, Alabama, was born in Hardin County on Jan. 18, 1938, the daughter of the late Allen and Susie Austin Ford.
On June 20, 1964, she was united in marriage to Anderson “Rod”  Benson, who preceded his wife in death on June 7, 1999.
Gay Nell was a homemaker and a member of Walnut Grove Church of Christ. She was a devoted wife and mother. Gay Nell was an awesome caregiver. She took care of her mother who was blind, a special needs child until he was finished with college and her uncle Chester until his death.
She departed this life on Thursday, Dec. 12, in Florence, Alabama at the age of 81 years, 10 months and 24 days.
Gay Nell is survived by her son, John Mark Benson; and one sister, Robbie Sue Barrier.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Elgene White and Betty Brewer; and three brothers, Billy Joe, Mondel and Jerry Ford.
Services were held on Sunday, Dec. 15, at 3 p.m., at Walnut Grove Church of Christ in Savannah with R.L. Qualls officiating. Burial followed in Walnut Grove Cemetery at Savannah.