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Benita J. Carlton

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Date published: 5/10/2014

Benita J. Carlton

Benita J. Carlton, 83 of Rogersville, Tenn., formerly of Orange County passed away Tuesday, May 6, 2014, at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center after an extended illness.

She served in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict as a registered nurse.

Benita was preceded in death by her first husband, Charles Spears, the father of her children; her second husband, Donald Carlton; her parents, Oscar T. and Helen Southward Elliott; and her sister, Rose Robertson.

Survivors include two daughters, Shirley May of Rogersville and Linda Thompson of Smithville, Tenn.; five sons, Charles Spears, Michael Spears and wife, Eileen, Joseph Spears and wife, Cheryl, and Roy Spears, all of Rogersville, and Richard Spears and wife, Susan of Fredericksburg; a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and Clara Bell Horner of Rogersville.

The visitation and funeral were held Friday, May 9, with the Rev. Randy Warner officiating. A graveside service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, May 10, at Harrison Cemetery in Rogers-ville.

Online condolences may be made at broomefuneral home.com.