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Robert Benson

Robert Ulysses Benson

Monday, August 29th, 1949 - Monday, July 27th, 2020
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Obituary

Robert Ulysses Benson, 70, of Dawsonville passed away Monday July 27, 2020 following a period of declining health.
Born August 29, 1949 in Huntington, Virginia, Robert had been a resident of Dawsonville for the past 20 years. Alongside his family, he was a hard-working pastor who founded The Soul Filling Station, Dawson Christian Academy and Dawson Community Food Bank. Mr. Benson was a master stone mason who also enjoyed crafting custom bamboo fishing rods and was a published writer in Field and Stream Magazine. A loving and devoted husband, son, father, and grandfather, he was a mentor and friend to many. He was preceded in death by his father, Robert Ulysses Benson and daughter, Anita Faith Jones.
Surviving are his beloved wife, Linda Benson; children, Hope and Jesse Chism, Charity Hall, Rebecca and Kenneth Krantz, Sam and Dina Benson, Ronald and Angie Jones, Jason Morrison, Shawn and Jackie Hall; mother, Sylvia Morrison Benson, all of Dawsonville; 18 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; other relatives.
Funeral services will be held Friday July 31, 2020 at The Soul Filling Station at 2 p.m. Pastor Jesse Chism will officiate. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.
The family will receive friends Thursday July 30 from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the funeral home and on Friday July 31 from 1 p.m. until the hour of service at The Soul Filling Station.
Condolences may be expressed at www.beardenfuneralhome.com.
Bearden Funeral Home, Dawsonville, GA.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Thursday, July 30th, 2020 | 5:00pm - 8:00pm
    When
    Thursday, July 30th, 2020 5:00pm - 8:00pm
    Location
    Bearden Funeral Home
    Address
    334 Hwy. 53 East
    DAWSONVILLE, GA 30534
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  • Second Visitation

    Friday, July 31st, 2020 | 1:00pm - 2:00pm
    When
    Friday, July 31st, 2020 1:00pm - 2:00pm
    Location
    The Soul Filling Station
    Address
    77 Hugh Stowers Road
    DAWSONVILLE, GA 30534
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  • Service

    Friday, July 31st, 2020 | 2:00pm
    When
    Friday, July 31st, 2020 2:00pm
    Location
    The Soul Filling Station
    Address
    77 Hugh Stowers Road
    DAWSONVILLE, GA 30534
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Interment

    Location
    The Soul Filling Station Cemetery
    Address
    77 Hugh Stowers Road
    DAWSONVILLE, GA 30534
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Iris “LeGrande” Gaitros

Posted at 11:14am
So sorry for your loss. I’m the Daughter of Etta . My name is Iris Gaitros. Etta was a sister of Bob’s father. I hadn’t seen Bob sense he was a kid . I wonder how Sylvia is doing. I ‘m on Facebook.
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Darlene Frazier

Posted at 03:52pm
So sorry for your loss Linda. You will be in my thoughts and prayers
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Reginald Pugh

Posted at 09:11am
Sending prayers to the family🙏🏼 Remembering some happy times together, our friend Br Bob.

CJ Dunigan

Posted at 08:21pm
So very sorry for your loss🙏🏻❤️🙏🏻
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Steve Epley

Posted at 11:04am
My condolences and prayers to my old friend. Many laughs together back in the day.
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