Benford, David Lamar

Wednesday, July 17, 2019
David Benford
David Benford

David Lamar Benford, 62, of Chattanooga, passed away on Sunday, July 14, 2019, at his residence. 

He was a 1976 graduate of Howard High School. He was a member of Trinity Baptist Church.  

David was preceded in death by his father, Sam Benford; stepfather, Walter Freeman; brothers, Harold Benford. Melvin Benford, and Michael Benford; sister, Olivia Benford; grandchildren, LaQuojah Beck and Atwan Beck; aunt, Lottie Oliver; uncles, Robert Branch and Clarried Smith; nephews, Dennis Freeman and Alex Freeman.  

Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Ivalene Benford; daughter, Nakia (Travis) Pittman and Melicha Beck; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild; mother, Juliette Freeman, all of Chattanooga; brothers, Nathan (Rene) Benford, Norman Freeman, Victor (Melissa) Freeman, Guy Wilkerson, Walter (Hilda) Freeman, Ronnie Readus, all of Chattanooga, and Gregory (Gwendolyn) Pittmon of Ontario, CA; sisters, Emma Benford, Sandra Benford, Lois (Kenneth) Martin, and Betty Freeman, all of Chattanooga; aunts, Norma Hughley and Lena Word, both of Chattanooga; a host of nephews, nieces; cousins; other relatives and friends.

He will lie in state on Saturday, July 20, at 9 a.m. at Taylor Funeral Home with the funeral service 1 p.m. in the chapel with Pastor Steve Underwood as the eulogist.


Hargrove, Eloise

Earl, Jimmie J.

Adams, Monroe, Sr.


Eloise Hargrove, 88, of Ooltewah, passed away on Saturday, August 24, 2019 at her residence. Arrangements will be announced by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga, Inc. (click for more)

Jimmie J. Earl, 83, passed away on Saturday, August 24, 2019, in Chattanooga. Arrangements are by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 423 622-9995. (click for more)

Monroe Adams, Sr., 97, passed away on Friday, August 23, 2019, in Chattanooga. Arrangements are by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 423 622-9995. (click for more)


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Hargrove, Eloise

Eloise Hargrove, 88, of Ooltewah, passed away on Saturday, August 24, 2019 at her residence. Arrangements will be announced by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga, Inc. (click for more)

Earl, Jimmie J.

Jimmie J. Earl, 83, passed away on Saturday, August 24, 2019, in Chattanooga. Arrangements are by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 423 622-9995. (click for more)

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