Thelma Benham Obituary
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Thelma O. Benham

March 24, 1923 - July 29, 2014
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Thelma Owens Benham, 91, died peacefully Tuesday, July 29, 2014. She is survived by her beloved children; son, Daniel Benham, daughters, Susan Furches and Dianne Mitchell; 7 grandchildren - Spencer Benham, Paiton Benham Chipman, Jennifer Pickett Farrer, Julie Marie Kelly, Bradford Mitchell, Mallory Mitchell Ruff and Meredith Mitchell. She was born in Milledgeville, Georgia in 1923. She attended Winthrop University until wartime required her to return home to provide support for her mother and younger brother. She met her beloved husband while working in Augusta at Camp Gordon. In 1943, she married Edward Benham of Bridgeport,...
Thelma Owens Benham, 91, died peacefully Tuesday, July 29, 2014. She is survived by her beloved children; son, Daniel Benham, daughters, Susan Furches and Dianne Mitchell; 7 grandchildren - Spencer Benham, Paiton Benham Chipman, Jennifer Pickett Farrer, Julie Marie Kelly, Bradford Mitchell, Mallory Mitchell Ruff and Meredith Mitchell.
She was born in Milledgeville, Georgia in 1923. She attended Winthrop University until wartime required her to return home to provide support for her mother and younger brother.
She met her beloved husband while working in Augusta at Camp Gordon. In 1943, she married Edward Benham of Bridgeport, Connecticut. They were proud members of the greatest generation and their sacrifices for our country are greatly appreciated by their children and grandchildren. Together they owned a retail clothing store in downtown Greenville, Benham's, on 18 N. Main St. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Greenville.
Visitation will be at Woodlawn on Saturday August 2nd at 2pm with service following at 3pm. The family thanks the caring staff at Oakleaf Village memory care for their loving attention to our family. Further information is available at woodlawn-fh.com. Family will be at 103 Sugar Lake Ct. in Greer after the service.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Piedmont Women's Center, Greenville, SC

Arrangements under the direction of Woodlawn Funeral Home, Greenville, SC.

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"Dan and family, I am so sorry to hear of the death of your beloved mom. I know she loved you all dearly. You will be in my thoughts and prayers." Sandy Blackwell Mitchell (Kitty Hawk, NC)

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