Benford, James Weldon

Wednesday, February 13, 2019
James Benford
James Benford

James Weldon Benford, 80, of Chattanooga, passed away on Tuesday, February 5, 2019, at his residence.

He played the trumpet in Howard High School’s Marching Band and graduated in the class of 1956. James was a veteran of the United Air Force. He received his Associate Degree in Business Management and Administration. He was a member of the Chattanooga Gospel Orchestra, Spectrum Jazz Band, UTC Cadez Community Band, and American Legion Band Post 95. He was employed by Norfolk-Southern Railroad for many years. James retired from Kenco Inc. after 31 years of service. He was a member of Mt. Canaan Baptist Church where he sang in the Male Chorus.

James was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Ida Benford; brother, Walter Benford; sisters, Tommie McKinney, Olivia Benford, and Pauline Benford.

Survivors include his wife, Betty Benford; daughter, Sandra Stegall of Chattanooga; sons, Anthony Benford of Chattanooga, Michael (Gwendolyn) Benford of Powder Springs, GA, and Ramon Benford of Chattanooga; 12 grandchildren; several nieces; nephews; cousins; a host of other relatives and friends. 

He will lie in state on Tuesday, Feb. 23, at 9 a.m. at Taylor Funeral Home. Funeral service will follow at noon in the chapel with Pastor Ternae Jordan Jr as the eulogist.  Burial will be in Chattanooga National Cemetery.


Reese, Mary Ann

Houston, Louise

Whitehead, Cornelius


Mary Ann Reese, 87, of Chattanooga, died on March 23, 2019. Arrangements are by Lane Funeral Home,601 Ashland Terrace, Chattanooga, Tn. 37415, 423 877-3524, Lanefh.com. (click for more)

Louise Houston, 66, passed away on Saturday, March 23, 2019, in Marietta, Ga. Arrangements are by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodd’s Ave., 622-9995. (click for more)

Cornelius Whitehead, 91, passed away on March 19, 2019. Viewing will begin at 11 a.m. at Thankful Baptist Church on Tuesday, March 26, immediately followed by a funeral service at 1 p.m. Interment ... (click for more)


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Houston, Louise

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