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Emma M. T. Benton

Emma Merle Tiller Benton, 87, of Deltaville, formerly of Richmond, passed away Saturday, December 15, 2012. She was preceded in death by husband, John E. Benton; husband, Marvin H. Tiller Sr.; son, Charles W. Tiller; brothers, Charles F. Mitchell and Ralph Mitchell; and sister Thelma Brown.

She is survived by son, Marvin H. Tiller Jr. (Sarah) of Deltaville; sisters, Doris Parrish of Doswell, and Katherine Garrett of Milford; stepchildren, John E. Benton Jr. (Jeanette) of Richmond, Juanita Roe of Reston, Jason Benton (Daphne) of Wake, and George Benton (Barbara) of Herndon; granddaughter, Shawn Tiller Seward of Merrill’s Inlet, S.C.; eight step-grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

She was a member of Bonnie Brae Church of Christ, the Telephone Co. Pioneers, Acca Temple Greetettes, and the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary Post 125.

A funeral service will be held at the Woody Funeral Home Parham Chapel on Thursday, December 20, at 11 a.m. with interment to follow at Westhampton Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that memorial contributions be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, P.O. Box 96011, Washington, D.C. 20090-6011.

posted 12.28.2012

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