Louis “Louie” Edward Benson

Augusta, GA – Louis “Louie” Edward Benson, 78, husband of the late Donna Mitchum Benson, entered into rest Monday, September 5, 2022, at Piedmont of Augusta.

 The family will receive friends at Chance and Hydrick Funeral Directors on Saturday, September 10, 2022, from 10:00-11:00 AM, with a memorial service in the Chapel at Chance and Hydrick Funeral Directors, with Reverend John Donaldson officiating, following the visitation.

Mr. Benson, son of the late Louis Benson and Edna Cartledge Wilson, was born in Augusta, GA.

Mr. Benson was raised in Harrisburg and had many friends throughout the Harrisburg and Frog Hollow Communities. He was a devoted son, big brother, Daddy, and Grandad.

He graduated from Richmond Academy in 1964, where he was a stand-out athlete playing multiple sports.  He was a retiree of the Augusta Fire Department where he served as a Lieutenant for 29 years from 1966-1995.  

In addition to his late wife, mother, and father, he was preceded in death by his sisters, Brenda Brown and Bonnie Icenhour.

He is survived by his daughter, Gwen Carey (Bill); his grandchildren, Brett Murphey (Heather), Jamie Murphey, Trent Murphey, and Wyatt McTeir; his great grandchildren, Gehrig Murphey, Ryne Murphey, Grayson Murphey, and Tristyn Lagman; his brother, Leonard Knotts (Linda); his sisters, Myrtis Edison, Delores Tucker-Roberts, and Donna Maddox (Larry); and a multitude of nieces and nephews. 

Chance & Hydrick Funeral Directors, 2502 Richmond Hill Road, Augusta, GA, 30906.

3 responses to “Louis “Louie” Edward Benson”

  1. Dear Gwen and Family,
    We were so sorry to hear about your dad. Our hearts go out to you and the family during this sad time. We’ll keep you in our thoughts and prayers, now and always.
    We love you,
    Debbie and Wayne

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