Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 15, 2014, at New Morning Star Church in Shelby with Rev. Tyrone Miller officiating. Burial will follow in Macedonia Cemetery in Shelby.
Visitation will be from 2-6 p.m. Friday, March 14, 2014, at Byas Funeral Home in Shelby and from 10-11 a.m. Saturday at the church.
Survivors include sons, Franklin Buffkins of St. Louis, Mo., Joseph Benson of Tampa, Fla., Isaac Benson and Floyd Benson, both of Chicago and Oscar Benson of Cleveland; daughters, Johnetta Williams, Bobbie Sanders and Bettie White, all of Chicago, Rosie Wilson of Shelby, Charlene Bridgett of Houston, Texas, Gail Jones of Dallas, Texas, and Purina Richards of Houston, Texas; brother, L.B. Buffkins of St. Louis, Mo.; 41 grandchildren; 67 great-grandchildren; 42 great-great-grandchildren; and 1 great-great-great-grandchild.