Benton Lee Wallace

Published 6:00 am Monday, February 23, 2004

Services for Benton Lee Wallace of Brookhaven are 11 a.m.,Monday, Feb. 23, at Ruth Baptist Church with burial in RuthCemetery. Brookhaven Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Wallace, 70, died Feb. 20, 2004, at Mississippi BaptistMedical Center in Jackson. He was born in Bogue Chitto on Feb. 21,1934, to Noel Wallace and Cordie Allred Wallace.

He was a retired instrument man for Armstrong Tire and RubberCo. in Natchez. He was a member of Ruth Volunteer Fire Deptartment.He was a member of the Mason Topisaw Lodge. He was a member of RuthBaptist Church, where he was a deacon. He was a Navy veteran withservice in the Korean Conflict.

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Preceding him in death were his parents; a son, Johnny LeeWallace; and a granddaughter, Amber Peniston.

Survivors are his wife, Marie Seay Wallace of Ruth; hisdaughters and sons-in-law, Diane and Wayne Branton of Wilmot, Ark.,Deb and Dickie Barrett of Ridgecrest, La., Pam and Robert Wimberlyof Prairieville, La., Paula Keith of Vidalia, La., and PeggyPeniston of Ruth; his brothers, Garland Wallace and Nolan Wallace,both of McComb, and Stewart Wallace of Natchez; his sisters,Nevelyn Netterville of Gloster, Viana Thornhill of Hammond, LindaHarris of Metarie, La., Dimple Hughes of Tampa, Fla., and DebbieCox of Richland; 21 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.