Dakota Lamon Benton, 26, of Cleveland, passed on Friday, July 6, 2018.
He was a 2009 honor graduate of McMinn Central High School in Etowah, and had career interest as an apprentice electrician.
He is preceded in death by two uncles, Cletus Benton and Brian Benton; paternal grandfather, Homer Ford; great-grandmother, Lillian Blanton; maternal great-grandmother, Joyce Mooney Benton; maternal great-grandfather, Fred Benton; and grandmother, Evelyn Benton.
Survivors include his mother, Danita Borden Humes of Cleveland; his biological father, Glenn Ford of Chattanooga; father, Daniel Doug Borden of Etowah; stepfather, Aaron Humes of Cleveland; paternal grandmother, Everneza Ford of Chattanooga; three brothers, Darecio Borden of Knoxville, Dreux Borden of Etowah, and Jayden Ford of Chattanooga; one sister, Shania Ford of Atlanta, Ga.; maternal grandfather, 1st Sgt. (retired) Kerry Lewis Benton of Columbus, Ga.; three uncles, Herbert Benton of Etowah, Michael Benton of Texas, and Stewart L. Benton of Athens; two aunts, Ebony Benton of Baltimore, Md., and LaJean Parris of Murfreesboro; special friends, Gaston Woody, DeMarcus Killebrew, DeAnthony Killebrew, C.J. Mullinax, Johnathan Harrison, Jarrel Harrison and DeMicha Malone; five great-aunts, Belinda Gail Benton, Vivian Carter, Karen Granger, Renee Smith and Trella Benton; two special uncles, Wayne Eton and Wesley Constant; godmother, Laura Powell; and many other relatives and friends.
The funeral will be held Friday, July 13, 2018, at 3 p.m. at Starr Bethel Baptist Church in Etowah, with the Rev. Larry Saunders officiating.
The family will receive friends one hour before the service at the church from 2 until 3 p.m.
Services of loving memory entrusted to M.D. Dotson & Sons Funeral Home.
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