State Bar of Georgia
State Bar of Georgia

Georgia legal community mourns loss of Terrell Benton

February 15, 2021
By Dawn M. Jones

Athens Banner-Herald

To the Editor:

On behalf of the State Bar of Georgia, I am writing to extend condolences to the family, colleagues and many friends of retired Athens attorney Terrell W. Benton Jr. after his passing Jan. 31 at the age of 85.

A member of the Georgia Bar since 1962, Mr. Benton became nationally known for his expertise in education law. During much of his career of more than five decades with Presten & Benton in Monroe, Erwin, Epting, Gibson & Chilivis in Athens and Hall, Booth, Smith & Slover in Athens, Mr. Benton represented the Clarke County, Oconee County and Walton County School Districts. 

Terrell Benton will be missed and fondly remembered by his fellow members of the legal community. We appreciate his dedication and the many contributions he made during his career through his exemplary service to the public and justice system.  

Dawn M. Jones