Dover Bond Benford, Jr, 72, of Ward, died Friday, Aug. 16, 2013.

He was born Sept. 22, 1940, to Dover Bond Benford, Sr. and Eva Nell Newell.

His parents and a sister, Eva Nell Cox, preceded him in death.

He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Carolyn (Chism) Benford; four children, Sharon Whittle and husband, Scott of Hot Springs, Tammy Banks and husband, Sherman of Cabot, Brian Benford and wife, Ashley of Ward, Michelle Ward and husband, Rick of Ward; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and a brother, Henry Denver Benford of Searcy.

Memorials may be made to Wade Knox Children’s Advocacy Center, Inc., 1835 SW Front Street, Lonoke 72086.

Funeral was held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, August 21, 2013, at Westbrook Funeral Home, with burial in Butlerville Cemetery.

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