Larry “Hillbilly” Benton

Honea Path – Larry Furman “Hillbilly” Benton, Jr., husband of Jennifer Benton, of 103 Alabama St., died Friday, December 31, 2021 at his home.

Born in Anderson County, he was a son of the late Larry Furman Benton and the late Brenda Smith Owen. He attended Holiday Church, and worked as a foam technician for Global Refrigeration.

In addition to his wife of the home, Mr. Benton is survived by three sons: Dalton Benton (Madalynn) of Honea Path, Edgar Benton of Honea Path and Nicholas Phillips of Belton; three daughters: Jessy Benton of Honea Path, Julieann Benton of Honea Path and Savannah Benton of Honea Path; two brothers: Cory Owens (Jamie) of Honea Path and Dennis Benton of Piqua OH; and his granddaughter Jolene Benton.

He was preceded in death by his daughter Nicole Benton and his step-father Carroll Owens.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 8 at 3:00 PM at Holiday Church in Ware Shoals with Rev. Byron Wood officiating.

The family is at the home. Messages of condolence may be left for them at

Service Details

  • Date: Saturday, January 8, 2022
  • Time: 3:00 PM
  • Place: Holiday Church, Ware Shoals
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