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11/20/08 - NNHS Newsletter
Harry Benton

Harry Elmer Benton, Jr.
(27 Aug 1932 -18 Nov 2008)

Newport News High School Class of 1951

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   There is even more sad  news this morning.      Harry Benton, Class of 1951, and brother of the late    Joyce Benton Bowden ('62), passed away in Newport News on Tuesday, November 18, 2008 at the age of 76.

   His surviving siblings are Catherine Ann Benton Worth ('54) of VA and Donald Benton of VA.

From the Daily Press - 11/20/08:  

                 Harry Elmer Benton, Jr.

  HAMPTON - Harry Elmer Benton Jr. was born on Aug. 27, 1932, at Riverside Hospital and passed away on Nov. 18, 2008, at Riverside Hospital.

Harry had been a resident of Hampton for over 20 years and was a member of the VFW and the American Legion Post 25.

He graduated from Newport News High School in 1951 and retired from the U.S. Air Force, where he served during the Korean War.

Harry was preceded in death by his father, Harry E. Benton Sr.; mother, Anna T. Benton; and sister, Joyce L. Bowden.

He is survived by one sister, Catherine Ann Worth of Hampton; brother, Donald L. Benton and wife, Pat of Mechanicsville; and many beloved nieces and nephews.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. Bosworth, Dr. Alimie, Dr. Amer and the entire staff of the neurological unit for their compassionate care.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 20, at Peninsula Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 21, at Peninsula Funeral Home and burial in Peninsula Memorial Park.

Peninsula Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at

Published in the Daily Press on 11/20/2008.
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Thursday, November 20, 2008

Harry will be dearly missed! Our thoughts and prayers are with family and friends.
Jack's Family Restaurant, Hampton, Virginia Contact Me

Thursday, November 20, 2008

In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.
Bobby Hutson, Hampton, Virginia


   Our deepest condolences are extended to the entire Benton family and their friends.

   Harry's information is also posted here by his sister's entry:

  Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER!  We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty
219 Four Ply Lane
Fayetteville, NC 29311-9305

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