Ora Mae Benson

Published 12:46 pm Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Funeral services for Mrs. Ora Mae Benson were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 3, 2018, at the Saulters Funeral Home Chapel. Mrs. Benson, 79, died Thursday, March 29, 2018, in Jackson. Brother Jerry McRaney officiated and burial was in the Stonewall Cemetery.

Saulters Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Pallbearers were Carroll Berry, Kenny Russell, Wayne Benson, Stephen Brown, Tyler Brown and Tony Darden. Honorary pallbearers were Reid Holyfield, Cooper Holyfield and Baylor Holyfield.

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Ora Mae Benson was born Feb. 8, 1939, in Simpson County to Robert Russell and Bonnie Cole Russell. Mrs. Benson was a technician in the manufacturing industry. She was a member of Stonewall Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her mother and father; husbands, John Paul Benson Sr. and Carl Holyfield; two brothers, Robert Earl Russell and Howard Russell; one step-granddaughter, Lindsey Walley and one step-son-in-law, Charles Craft. Mrs. Benson is survived by; one daughter, Sherry McCardle of Pinola; one son, John Paul (Sarah) Benson Jr. of New Hebron; five step-daughters, Sherri (Johnny) Darden of Mize, Melba (Dale) Davis of Bay St. Louis, Linda (Bo) Wilborn of Pace, Florida, Anita Craft of Magee, Suzanne Clark of Diamondhead; two step-sons, Ronnie (Paula) Holyfield of Mendenhall and Kevin (Cheryl) Holyfield of Byram; 17 step-grandchildren; 31 step-great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Online condolences and a guest registry are available at www.saultersmoorefuneralhome.com.