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Linda Benson Wheeler

Linda Benson Wheeler passed away on Saturday, March 7, 2015 surrounded by her family.

Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM Tuesday March 10, 2015 at First Baptist Church with Dr. Mark White officiating. Interment will follow at Pinecrest Memorial Gardens.

She is survived by her daughter, Denise Gallimore (Chris); sons, Derek Wheeler (Denise), David Wheeler (Stacy) and Daniel Wheeler (Melissa); grandchildren, Cayleigh Gallimore, Taylor Gallimore, Cody Gallimore, Lindsey Gallimore, Landon Wheeler, Addison Wheeler, Austin Wheeler, Noah Wheeler, and Danielle Wheeler; her mother, Maloa Stevens Benson and brothers, Wayne Benson and Linwood Benson.

Linda was preceded in death by her husband, Larry Wheeler; father, Melza William Benson and brother, Robert Benson.

Linda was well known and well loved by her community. She has stayed in touch with many of her Clayton High School classmates from the Class of 1965. As a rural postal carrier, she enjoyed working with the Clayton Post Office for 24 ½ years until her retirement in January 2009. Since her retirement, she has devoted her time and energy to many local ministries in and around the Clayton area. Linda was a faithful member of the First Baptist Church of Clayton. Her friends and family came second only to God. She unselfishly gave, immeasurably loved, and will be infinitely missed by all who knew her.

The family will receive friends from 12:30 pm until 1:30 pm, Tuesday, prior to the service at First Baptist Church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church, PO Box 35, Clayton, NC 27528.

Online condolences may be made to the family at

Arrangements are with McLaurin Funeral Home in Clayton.