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Douglas Joseph Benson
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Funeral service for Douglas Joseph Benson, 82, of Alto, were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 4, at St. Mark Catholic Church. Burial followed in Hillside Gardens with military honors provided by the Georgia Army National Guard.

Mr. Benson died Feb. 1, 2014, at his residence.

Born Feb. 3, 1931, he was the son of the late Earl Mark and Cleone Wyloff Benson. Mr. Benson was a United States Army veteran and retired from Federal-Mogul, where he was the Southeastern regional manager. He was a member of St. Mark Catholic Church in Clarkesville, where he was also a member of the Knights of Columbus.

Survivors include his wife, Maribel Guffey Benson of Alto; one daughter, Valery Benson Fairchild of Cornelia; one son, Mike Benson of Flowery Branch; five grandchildren, Jessica, Christopher, Jim, Bryan and Jason; and three great-grandchildren, Noah, Charlie and Stella.

Condolences may be sent to the family at

Funeral arrangements by Hillside Memorial Chapel, Clarkesville.

The Northeast Georgian

Wednesday, February 5, 2014