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Terry L. Malone - Benford



11 a.m. - 6 p.m. on July 24, 2015
Scales & Sons Funeral Chapel, 314 E. State Street, Murfreesboro, TN

Visitation With The Family:
10 - 11 a.m. on July 25, 2015
First Baptist Church, 738 E. Castle Street, Murfreesboro, TN

Celebration of Life Service:
11 a.m. on July 25, 2015
First Baptist Church, 738 E. Castle Street, Murfreesboro, TN

The Service of Committal & Interment:
following the service on July 25, 2015
Evergreen Cemetery

Terry L. Malone-Benford was born on March 16, 1963 in Murfreesboro, Tennessee to the late Willie Malone, Sr. and Mary E. Malone Smith. She transitioned from this earthly life to eternal life on Monday, July 20, 2015 at St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital.

Terry was educated in the Rutherford County School System. She graduated from Riverdale High School and attended Middle Tennessee State University. She was a member of the Cedar Grove Primitive Baptist Church and a faithful member of the Usher Board.

Terry was employed at Mahler Tennex for eighteen years.

Although Terry did not have children of her own, she was a loving aunt to all of her nieces and nephew.

Terry always greeted everyone with a loving hug and a smile.

Terry was married to Fredrick Benford. She will be truly missed and her memories will live on in all of us.

Her brother, Paul Malone preceded her in death.

With cherished and loving memories she leaves behind a devoted and loving mother, Mary E. Malone Smith; brothers, Willie (Brenda) Malone, and Joe (Patricia) Malone; sisters, Deloris Lyons, and Brenda (Rodney) Murray; sister-in-law, Connie Malone; aunts, Bessie Mai Smith, Margaret Malone, and Evelyn Malone; a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins; devoted friends at Mahler Tennex and many others.

Scales and Sons Funeral Home

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314 East State Street
Murfreesboro, TN 37130

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Murfreesboro, TN 37133-1371