Benny Wayne Hester
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Benny Wayne Hester, 72, of Irondale, formerly of Sulligent, passed away on Friday, Dec. 28, 2012, at Trinity Medical Center in Birmingham. He was born on Jan. 30, 1940, in Sulligent. Mr. Hester enjoyed spending time with his family and preaching the Gospel of Christ. He was a Church of Christ minister for 61 years.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. on today, Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013, at Chandler Funeral Home and from noon until 1 p.m. on Wednesday at Christian Chapel Church of Christ. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013, at Christian Chapel Church of Christ. Burial will follow at Christian Chapel Cemtery in Vernon. David Hester, Guy Hester and Johnny Hester will officiate.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Sherlie and Clora Hester; sister, Dot Madison; and two brothers, Foy Hester and Giles Hester.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Anne Hester of Irondale; daughter, Sandra Hester Lynch of Clarksville, Tenn.; son, David (Brenda) Hester of Pinson; brothers, Guy Hester of Corinth, Miss. and Johnny Hester of Sikeston, Mo.; grandchildren, Jaclyn Lynch, Randi Major, William Hester and Jonathan Hester; great-grandchild, Lyla Major; and a number of nieces, nephews and cousins.

You may offer online condolences to the family at

Chandler Funeral Home, Vernon; 205-695-7628