Ora Mae Benson
Funeral services for Mrs. Ora Mae Benson were held Tuesday, April 3, 2018, at the Saulters Funeral Home Chapel. Mrs. Benson, 79, passed away Thursday, March 29, 2018, in Jackson. Brother Jerry McRaney officiated and interment 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.
Ora Mae Benson was born February 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 1 daughter, Sherry McCardle of Pinola; 1 son, John Paul (Sarah) Benson, Jr. of New Hebron; 5 step-daughters, Sherri (Johnny) Darden of Mize, Melba (Dale) Davis of Bay St. Louis, Linda (Bo) Wilborn of Pace, Florida, Anita Craft of Magee and Suzanne Clark of Diamondhead; 2 step-sons, Ronnie (Paula) Holyfield of Mendendall and Kevin (Cheryl) Holyfield of Byram;17 step-grandchildren; 31 step-great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild.
Online condolences and a guest registry are available at www.saultersmoorefuneralhome.com.