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1 of 46 | Posted by: Ed & Cheryl Granet - Mt Pleasant, SC

“Oh Carol, I wasn't there in the end. I was your hygienist for 9 years. I will always remember our talks even before you retired. Then you were so...Read More »
2 of 46 | Posted by: Debbie Mitchum - Charleston, SC

“"Life is not measured by the amount of breaths we take but by the moments that take our breath away". Although our time in each other's lives was too...Read More »
3 of 46 | Posted by: Tess Collette Fennessy

“May the God of tender mercy (Psalms 83:18)grant the family peace and comfort during this time of sorrow. ”
4 of 46 | Posted by: King family - NC

“To the Benton family,I just lost Ronald and know what you are going through. My prayers are for you,and remember Carol is in a better place and...Read More »
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6 of 46 | Posted by: Aimee Sigmon - Mt. Pleasant, SC

“To Jennifer and her entire family,We can only imagine your hearts are in a place of true sorrow. It is hard to remember that at times like these our...Read More »
7 of 46 | Posted by: A friend

“No more worldly troubles no more pain and suffering as GOD on high has picked you up and Christ Jesus has delivered you to dwell in the house of the...Read More »
8 of 46 | Posted by: Dan Whitton - Wando, SC

“Wade and Family, My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May God bless you all during this time of sorrow. I know to well the loss...Read More »
9 of 46 | Posted by: Peggy Sirisky - Charleston, SC

“Please accept my heartfelt condolences on the loss of your loved one may God give you strength and comfort during this difficult time Ps 46 : 1 ”
10 of 46 | Posted by: - NC

“To the Benton family : Thoughts are with your family at this difficult time. Please know that at times such as these God comforts all the mourning...Read More »
11 of 46 | Posted by: A friend

“Sending our deepest sympathy and condolences to the Benton family. May the God of all comfort strengthen you to cope and endure this difficult time ”
12 of 46 | Posted by: White

“Sorry for your loss. May the GOD of all comfort be with the family at this time of sorrow. ”
13 of 46 | Posted by: S. Washington

“God's Peace and Blessings Carol from an old friend from long ago. ”
14 of 46 | Posted by: Bunny Westendorff - Charleston, SC

“Carol I will stay strong for us. I want to thank you for your precious time we spent together holding each other close in many delicate times. Thank...Read More »
15 of 46 | Posted by: Tina C - My. Pleasant, SC

“Sending my deepest sympathy and prayers. Knew Carol from "the program". What a huge loss. May God Bless. ”
16 of 46 | Posted by: M. Elaine Proctor - SC

“I'll always remember her zest for life and the joy she carried to her. ”
17 of 46 | Posted by: Billy Hill - Powder Springs, GA

“I'm going to miss Carol and especially connecting with her spiritually. I know God spoke through Carol to help heal so many and I am honored to have...Read More »
18 of 46 | Posted by: Karen Lewis - Mount Pleasant, SC

Our favorite picture and quote. “Just thinking about when you saw me post this picture on Facebook and how you brought me into your bathroom and showed me that you had the same...Read More »
19 of 46 | Posted by: Jennifer Benton Marshall - SC

Our favorite picture and quote. “Just thinking about when you saw me post this picture on Facebook and how you brought me into your bathroom and showed me that you had the same...Read More »
20 of 46 | Posted by: Jennifer Benton Marshall - SC

“To Carol's Family and Friends... With deep sadness I convey my sympathies to you and yours. But, with great joy I know that Carol is now at one with...Read More »
21 of 46 | Posted by: Michael Smalyga - Mount Pleasant, SC

“May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived. ”
22 of 46 | Posted by: Earnell & Cathy Walker - SC

“Rest in Peace now Carol. Your work here is done and now we all have another Guardian Angel. Thank you for showing us all what Grace and Dignity look...Read More »
23 of 46 | Posted by: A friend

“You touched all of our lives with your grace, dignity and love. I will cherish memories of you and our time together always. I feel your loving...Read More »
24 of 46 | Posted by: roxanne easterwood - SC

“You will be missed so much by so many. Praying for your family and so happy you are with God now. ”
25 of 46 | Posted by: Ann Fosberry - Mt. Pleasant, SC

“What a beautiful soul and an inspiration to soo many. She had such a big and open heart and would truly help anyone. Smart, beautiful,kind, funny,...Read More »
26 of 46 | Posted by: Melissa Farrington - Nassau

“In a short moment Carol became a special person in my life and I felt a kindred spirit with her. It was awe inspiring to observe Carol "be love" with...Read More »
27 of 46 | Posted by: Leslie - Mt. Pleasant, - Sponsee

“My deepest sympathy to Carol's family. She was truly a woman of grace and dignity. She helped a lot of women . She had a lot of love to give. I...Read More »
28 of 46 | Posted by: sheree correia - mt. pleasant, SC

“May she rest in the loving arms of the Savior. Her beautiful and gracious spirit will remain among us. Heartfelt sympathy to my friend Jim and to...Read More »
29 of 46 | Posted by: Legare M Johnson - Mount Pleasant, SC

“To: Wade and Family Expressing heart felt sympathy And offering a prayer that God above will comfort you And ease the loss you bear ”
30 of 46 | Posted by: Earnell &Cathy Walker - SC

“I got to know Carol when she visited Shane in Nassau. Carol was one of those rare people whom everyone loved instantly. She would walk into a room...Read More »
31 of 46 | Posted by: Peggy Stroud - Nassau, Bahamas

“I have said many times in the past that Carol has got to be the nicest, most pleasant woman I have ever met. I know that people always say nice...Read More »
32 of 46 | Posted by: Dorian Roach - Nassau - Friend

“Wade and Shane, I remember meeting your mom when you and Harper and Brad were starting to East Cooper School. She was so beautiful, inside and out. ...Read More »
33 of 46 | Posted by: Kae Harper Childs - Isle of Palms, SC

“To all the family, Our deepest condolences and prayers at this sad time. Barbara, Lisa, Hal, and Jerry Weaver and Families ”
34 of 46 | Posted by: Lisa Weaver - Mount pleasant, SC

“My thoughts and prayers continue for everyone who loved Ms. Carol. When I learned of her passing, I cried. I was sad that she would not be around...Read More »
35 of 46 | Posted by: Karen West Ralston - Mt. Pleasant, SC

“What a wonderful role model Carol was to all of us who were blessed to be in her life. As my friend and mentor for almost twenty years, she taught me...Read More »
36 of 46 | Posted by: Susan Meissner - Mount Pleasant, SC

“Shane as this is a very difficult time for you I would like for you to always dwell on the happy times you've spent with your mom. I lost my mom at...Read More »
37 of 46 | Posted by: Sanchia Clarke - Miami, FL

“I met Carol just 2 months after I had moved to Charleston. I heard her story and immediately connected with her on a very deep and spiritual level. I...Read More »
38 of 46 | Posted by: Layla - Charleston, SC - friend

“I am truly saddened by Carol's death. Carol was more than just a friend; she was an amazing person. She was always so kind and considerate to me that...Read More »
39 of 46 | Posted by: Jerry Lonon - Mount Pleasant, SC

“Wade ... your Mom was one of my favorites ... I knew her 20+yrs ... she always had a kind word or a smile that couldnt hel[p but lift your spirit. I...Read More »
40 of 46 | Posted by: Robert Phelan - Mt Pleasant, SC

“My deepest condolences for the passing of sweet, beautiful Carol... I learned so much from her just being in her presence... She was an amazing...Read More »
41 of 46 | Posted by: Eileen M McLeod - Mt Pleasant, SC

“Rest in Peace sweet Carol. You will be missed. Remembering all the fun times . God's peace Jimmy during this sad time. Love and prayers ”
42 of 46 | Posted by: Kay Kay (Moore) Knight - GA

“God be with you til we meet again. ”
43 of 46 | Posted by: Maribeth - Powder Springs, GA

“Carol, God never said this life would be easy, he did say the rewards after this life would be worth it beyond our comprehension. Not goodbye, but...Read More »
44 of 46 | Posted by: Stephen Sumner

“Another Light has left the planet. ”
45 of 46 | Posted by: Susan (Weaver) Adams - SC

“Carol and I graduated from Moultrie High School together in 1963. She was a beautiful person inside and out. She will be missed by the many who loved...Read More »
46 of 46 | Posted by: Mike Gleaton - Charleston, SC

Loving wife and mother, adoring grandmother, devoted friend, Carol Little Benton, 69, of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, passed away quietly at home surrounded by her family, June 22, 2015. Carol was born July 13, 1945 in Washington DC to Sarah Rita Brodie and Robert Burnes Little, who predeceased her. Carol was a graduate of General William Moultrie High School in Mt. Pleasant and attended the College of Charleston.

Carol is survived by her childhood sweetheart and best friend, James Newton Benton of Mt. Pleasant, her sons Ronald Wade (Meta) Boals and Robert Shane Boals of Mt. Pleasant, SC; two step children, Jennifer Benton Marshall of Mt. Pleasant and Bryan James (Kathleen) Benton of Jacksonville, FL; grandchildren, Elizabeth Madison Boals, Harrison Carter Boals, Caroline Victoria Boals, Lauren Ansley Boals, Jordan Thomas Marshall, and Alexander Conrad Marshall all of Mt. Pleasant, SC, Jack Farrington Boals of Nassau, Bahamas, and Michael James Benton of Jacksonville, FL; one sister, Mary Ellen Addison (Mike) of Anderson, SC and two brothers, Edward A. Granet (Cheryl) and Charles Stephen Granet, both of Mt. Pleasant, SC. Also surviving are beloved nieces and nephews, Kristen, Catherine, Scott and Brodie.

A successful business woman and entrepreneur, Carol owned and operated several businesses in Texas, retiring in 2009 from Ricoh Corp. Carol won numerous accolades and awards for her achievements during her extensive and rewarding career.

Always active in her community, Carol was a member of the Mt. Pleasant Rotary Club and the Mt. Pleasant Business Association. She served on the Board of Directors for the Magdalene House of Charleston, a transitional home for women in recovery.

As a young girl in Mt. Pleasant, Carol loved the beach, nature, and sports; excelling on the basketball and track teams while in high school. She was a private pilot, enjoyed golf, tennis, jogging, and dancing. More recently, yoga, reading, and traveling the world brought her great joy.

Her greatest pleasure was in mentoring and assisting others to find hope and joy in their daily lives. Carol saw the beauty and sacredness in each individual she met. She specifically wanted all of those in "the program" to know how much she loved them and what great joy they brought into her life.

A celebration of Carol's Life will be held on Sunday, June 28, 2015 at the First Baptist Church of Mount Pleasant, 681 McCants Drive, starting at 1:30 p.m. There will be a "Gathering of Friends" on Saturday, June 27, 2015 at J. HENRY STUHR, INC. MOUNT PLEASANT CHAPEL from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Memorials may be made to St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 604 Pitt Street, Mt. Pleasant, SC, 29464. (Pitt and Queen)