MARION -- Benny Allen James, 76, died Thursday, June 13, 2019 at MUSC of Marion, surrounded by his loving family. Funeral Services will be held at 4:00 PM on Saturday, June 15, 2019 at McMillan Memorial Baptist Church. Burial will follow at Palmetto Memorial Gardens, directed by Richardson Funeral Home. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service from 3:00-4:00 PM at the church.Mr. James was born in Marion, a son of the late Cletus James and Cora Turner James. He was a faithful member of McMillan Memorial Baptist Church. Mr. James was a retired from owning/operating his own painting contracting business. He was also a veteran of the United States Marine Corps.Surviving are his wife, Christine Hodge James of the home; daughters, Sheila Marie James, Michelle Hudson (Allan), Courtney Hudson (Malik) and Crystal Hunt (Brandon) all of Marion; brother, Jimmy James (Virginia) of Marion; sister, Barbara Ann Odom (Lester) of Marion; and two grandchildren. An online register is available at

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