Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Texas


July 3, 2013

Vivian Benton

Vivian Benton, resident of Brushie Prairie, passed away at her home on Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at the age of 89. She was born Dec. 28, 1923 in Fort Worth to Marvin Kinsel and Bertha Gresham Kinsel.

Vivian was preceded in death by her son Bill Benton Jr. and daughter-in-law Cindy Benton.

She is survived by her husband, Bill Benton of Brushie Prairie; children, Damon Benton of Brushie Prairie, Connie Armstrong and husband Harrold of Waco, Vickie Hamilton and husband Houston of Katy and Norma Porter and husband Benny of Alvin; daughter-in-law, Joy Benton of Buffalo; sisters, Oletha Fulcher of Del Rio and Juanita Pate of Tyler; brother, H.D. Kinsel and wife Carol of Brushie Prairie; nine grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, July 5, 2013 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Service will be 1 p.m. Saturday, July 6, 2013 at Community Chapel with Pastor Lonnie Keele and Pastor Shawn Rhodes officiating. Burial will follow at Dresden Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Darion Cundiff, Kurtis Turpin, Trace Turpin, Bennie Pate, Kris Turpin and Nolan Porter. Honorary Pallbearer will be Devon Porter.

An online guest book is available at

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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