ABILENE - Nelda D. Benson, 56, died Monday, Oct. 8, 2007, at an Abilene medical center.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2007, at Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home Chapel of Faith in Abilene with Rev. Ernie Kight officiating. Interment will follow in Elliott-Hamil Garden of Memories. The family will receive friends 6 to 8 p.m. this evening at the funeral home.

Born in Sikeston, Miss., on June 14, 1951, Nelda was the daughter of Genevieve (Huls) and Matthew Beamon Lewis. Twenty-one years ago, she moved from Sikeston to Abilene where she married James Benson on March 26, 1988. Nelda was self-employed as an independent insurance agent, having previously worked for Cellular One. She was a member of Wyndrock Missionary Baptist Church.

Her parents and grandparents, Jim and Katie Huls, preceded her in death.

Survivors include her husband, James Benson of Abilene; daughter, Tina Marie Fuwell of Bloomfield, Mo.; stepson, Wes Benson of Abilene; stepdaughter, Ginger Benson of Fort Worth; sister, Teresa Guiling of Cape Girardeau, Mo.; and two grandchildren, Taylor Rae Fuwell and Morgan Marie Fuwell.

Memorials may be sent to Hendrick Hospice Care, PO Box 1922, Abilene, TX 79604.

Published Oct. 9, 2007

Stephenville Empire-Tribune