Cover photo for Fannie Powell Benford's Obituary
Fannie Powell Benford Profile Photo

Fannie Powell Benford

February 11, 1945 — March 12, 2022

Fannie Powell Benford

Mrs. Fannie Powell Benford, 77, of Buena Vista, GA, passed away on Saturday, March 12, 2022, at Phoebe-Sumter Medical Center.  Graveside funeral services will be held at 10:00AM on Tuesday, March 15, 2022, at Union United Methodist Church Cemetery with Rev. David Chapman officiating. 


Mrs. Benford was born in Buena Vista, GA, on February 11, 1945, to Arthur “Shim” and Nannie Mae Wells Powell.  She was a member of Union United Methodist Church and enjoyed attending the Sunday school class and reading her bible.  Mrs. Benford was a wonderful homemaker and cook. In her spare time she watched Joyce Meyer and the Food Network channel.  She loved keeping her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and spending time with them.  After her retirement from Hagler’s Grocery, she volunteered with Share the Season in Buena Vista.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister and brother-in-law, Thelma and Don Bunch.


She is survived by her husband of 54 years, Tony T. Benford of Buena Vista, GA; two sons and daughters-in-law, Scott and Chris Benford of Pinehurst, GA, and David and Catherine Benford of Ellaville, GA; a daughter and son-in-law, Denise and Eric Studdard of Buena Vista, GA; a brother, Arthur Powell and Sherrill Humber of Buena Vista, GA; two sisters, Martha and Charles Austin of Buena Vista, GA, and Darlene and Clay Allen of Columbus, GA; six grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and her beloved dog, Laci Benford.  Several nieces and nephews also survive.


In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105, or a charity of your choice.


Way-Watson Funeral Home, 1052 Dr. Deryl Hart Road, Buena Vista, Georgia has been entrusted with these arrangements.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Fannie Powell Benford, please visit our flower store.

Past Services

Graveside Service

Tuesday, March 15, 2022

Starts at 10:00 am (Eastern time)

Union United Methodist Church Cemetery

Intersection of Hwy 30 & Hwy 41 S., Buena Vista, GA

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.


Visits: 54

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree