January 27, 1923 ~ November 9, 2015
Born in: Buncombe Co., NC,
Resided in: Columbia, SC,
Helen Brown Benson, formerly of Asheville, died Monday, November 9, 2015, at her home in Columbia, SC. A native of Buncombe County, she was a daughter of the late Pender V. Brown, Sr. and Daisy Trivett Brown. She was a graduate of Asheville High School and had worked for the Asheville Citizen-Times and as an accountant with Thomas Miller, CPA. She was a member of Riverland Hills Baptist Church in Columbia. Surviving are her husband, George W. Benson, Jr.; daughters, Gayle B. Messer and Gwynne L. Benson, two grandchildren, Dr. Garrick Messer (Jill) and Ginette Williams (Brad), step-granddaughter, Aimee Hall (Charles); and 11 great-grandchildren. Graveside services will be at 2:00 p.m. Thursday at Green Hills Cemetery, Asheville. The family will receive friends at Groce Funeral Home on Patton Avenue one hour prior to the service. Memorials may be made to the Palmetto Health Children's Hospital, 7 Richland Medical Park Dr., Columbia SC 29203.