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Obituary for Kathie Jo Benson

Kathie Jo (Freeman) Benson, 62, of Peachtree City, GA died Sunday, March 5, 2017. She was born September 9, 1954 in Atlanta, GA to Hershel and Bettie Jo Freeman. Kathie was the second eldest sibling of three brothers and two sisters, Michael N. Freeman, Greg K. Freeman, Kellie E. Bennett, Kimberly Garner, and Scott Barrett. Kathie graduated from North Clayton Senior High School in 1971. She went on to become a long time resident of Fayetteville before permanently moving to Peachtree City. Kathie enjoyed a long career with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation at their headquarters on Decatur, where she retired in 2001 with over 25 years of dedicated service.

Kathie was preceded in death by her father, Herschel Freeman and brothers, Michael Freeman and Greg Freeman. She is survived by her loving husband, Keith Benson; oldest son, Chris Benson and his fiancé, Katie Gandy; granddaughter, Blakely of Dallas, GA; youngest son, Spencer Benson of Los Angeles, CA; two step-children, Brent Benson of Atlanta and Brie Benson of Fayetteville; step-granddaughter, Kamryn Benson; mother, Bettie Jo Barrett, stepfather, Max Barrett, sisters-in-law, Jan Freeman and Kathy Freeman; one surviving aunt; and numerous cousins spread out over North Georgia and East Texas. She also leaves behind eleven nephews and nieces, Paige, Laurie, Ashley (TX), Ashley (GA), Keith, Gene, Michael, Cory, Chad, Chase, and Olivia.

The funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM on Friday, March 10, 2017 at Mowell Funeral Home, Peachtree City. Burial will follow at Westminster Memorial Gardens, Peachtree City. The family will receive friends from 12:00 - 2:00 PM, prior to the service, at the funeral home.

Carl J. Mowell & Son Funeral Home, Peachtree City -

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12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Carl J. Mowell & Son Funeral Home - Peachtree City

200 Robinson Road
Peachtree City, GA 30269





2:00 PM
Carl J. Mowell & Son Funeral Home - Peachtree City

200 Robinson Road
Peachtree City, GA 30269

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Westminster Memorial Gardens

2090 Hwy. 54
Peachtree City, GA 30296


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