Services for Jasper L. Benson were at 1  p.m. Sunday, Nov.  26, 2017, at New Zion United Pentecostal Church with Rev. Randall Dunaway, Rev. Jason Martin and Rev. Darren Powell officiating.

Burial was in Henry’s Chapel Cemetery. John E. Stephens Chapel was in charge.

Mr. Benson, 62, died Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017, at his residence.

He was born and reared in Neshoba County, but lived most of his adult life in Columbus.

He was a maintenance worker at Weyerhaeuser in Columbus. Mr. Benson was a member of New Zion United Pentecostal Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, James Howard Benson and Mildred Doris Fortenberry Benson; and sister, infant Mildred Benson.

Survivors are his wife, Clara Posey Benson; daughter, Erica Smith; son, Eron Benson; sister, Donna Gavin; brothers, Dewayne Benson and  Ricky  Benson; and four grandchildren.