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Benton Walling, 83, husband of Mary L. Walling, died Sunday, March 4, 2018.

Born on Nov. 29, 1934, in Winchester, he was the son of the late John and Lillie Warner Walling. He was a Navy veteran and served four years active duty and remained in the reserves for another six years.

In addition to his wife, survivors include four children, Rena Kay (Charles) Walling Traugott, Peggy (Charley) Tipton, Ben (Linda) Walling, and Danny Walling, all of Versailles; two brothers, Bill (Patty) Walling, Waddy, and Jerry Walling, Frankfort; eight grandchildren, Rebecca (Danny) Owens, Amanda Traugott, Chrissy (Josh) Hunter, Amy Tipton, Thomas (Sara) Tipton, Trisha Ratcliff, Melody (Michael) Traugott and Mikaela Walling; and nine great-grandchildren, Danny Wayne, Cameron, Alex, and Brandon Owens, Clayton Berger, Chloe Muniz, Gracie and Kyle Fetters, and Colton Tipton. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Jenna Kay Walling; three brothers, twin brother, Basel Walling; Mark Walling and Wayne Walling; and a sister, Barbara “Bobbie” Morris.

Services were conducted Friday, March 9, at Clark Funeral Home, Rose Hill, officiated by Gary Maynard. Pallbearers were Josh Hunter, Danny Wayne Owens, Cameron Owens, Clayton Berger, Charles Traugott and Gene Owens. Honorary bearers were Amanda Traugott, Rebecca Owens, Chrissy Hunter, Amy Tipton and Mikaela Walling. Burial followed in Rose Crest Cemetery.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.clarklegacycenter.com.

(Paid obituary)

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