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Leamon A. Gilbert, 91


Leamon Alfred Gilbert, 91, of Benson died Thursday, March 16, 2017, at his residence.

Mr. Gilbert was born Dec. 6, 1925, in Johnston County to the late Jerry Cornelius and Nettie Lee Gilbert. He was preceded in death by his wife, Peggy Lou Gilbert; and brothers, Elmon, Roy and Talmadge. Mr. Gilbert was a farmer and, later in life, a federal crop insurance adjuster. He was also a U.S. Army veteran and lifelong member of Benson PFWB Church.

Funeral services were held 3 p.m. March 19 at Benson PFWB Church. Officiating were the Rev. Glenn McCullen, the Rev. Dr. Don Sauls and the Rev. Robbie Gilbert. Burial followed in Roselawn Cemetery, Benson.

Survivors include a daughter, Donna G. Smith and husband Johnny of Four Oaks; sons, Terry Gilbert and wife Faye of Benson, Robbie Gilbert and wife Dorenda of Timothy; grandchildren and spouses, Brent and Michelle Smith, Leah S. and Jamie Knight, Cory and Meg Gilbert, Melissa and Phillip Edwards, Justin and Jennifer Gilbert, Jason and Jennifer Gilbert, Aaron and Deena Gilbert, and Anthony and Erin Cain; nine great-grandchildren; sister, Rosalie West of Benson; and many nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to Transitions Life Care, 250 Hospice Circle, Raleigh, NC 27607.

Arrangements by Rose & Graham Funeral Home in Benson.

Leamon Alfred Gilbert



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