Ernest G. "Ernie" Benton

Death:Friday, August 3, 2007
Ogle Co, Illinois

Byron - Ernest G. "Ernie" Benton, age 62, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, Aug. 3, 2007 after a courageous battle with cancer. Ernie was surround by his loving family at their home in Byron. He was born March 21, 1945 in Greenville, TN the son to General Addison and Lora (Hickman) Benton. He married Linda Ross on Feb. 14, 1980 in Racine, WI. He worked many years for Short Steel of Rockford and has lived in Byron since 1995. He was a man who loved his family and church. He was an active member of the Congregational Christian Church of Stillman Valley. He was predeceased by his parents. Survived by his wife Linda of Byron, Children; Mark (Heidi) Benton of Wisconsin, Rosemary (Carlos) Cardenas of Wisconsin, Valerie Benton of Tennessee, Michelle Benton of Byron, Amy Benton of Mt. Morris, and Matthew Benton of Byron, 6 grandchildren; Victoria, Annika, Ashley, Nicole, Titus, and Brock along with 1 granddaughter on the way, brothers and sisters include; Ruby Benton of Tennessee, Jim Benton of Virginia, Mitchell Benton of Missouri, Rosie Ward and Annie Hensley of Tennessee, and Nell Mowl of Alabama. Funeral Service will be 11:00 am, Tue. Aug. 7, 2007 at the Congregational Christian Church in Stillman Valley with the Rev. Chris Brauns pastor of the church officiating. Burial will be in the Byron Cemetery. Visitation from 6-8 pm Monday evening at the Farrell-Holland-Gale Funeral Home, 506 W. Merchant St. in Byron, Illinois 61010. A memorial fund is established in his name

Source: Mortuary Obit

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