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James Benton

   James A. (Doc) Benton, 76 of Vernon, died on Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015, in Wichita Falls. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015 at at Sullivan Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will be held at Wilbarger Memorial Park under the direction of Sullivan Funeral Home.
   Benton was born on Tuesday, July 18, 1939 in Henderson. He was the son of the late Fred Benton and the late Ruby Jones Benton. He married Margrea Mills on March 25, 1961 in Vernon. He had lived most of his life in Vernon. He was a member of Wood Street Baptist and Texas Street Baptist Church.
   He was owner and operator of Benton Dozier Service.
   He is survived by his wife, Margrea Benton of the home; two daughters, Edsell Tubbs and Aletha Newman, both of Vernon; two brothers, Kenneth Benton of Vernon and Curtis Benton of Wichita Falls; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by three children.
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