Mr. Jonathan Bryant Overby



Mr. Jonathan Bryant Overby, 36, of Benson died Friday morning at his residence. He was born in Wake County on May 8, 1980 to his parents Larry and Debra Kay Overby.

Jonathan attended Garner Senior High School, and then served in the U.S. Marines for four years. He was a deputy sheriff with the Harnett County Sheriff’s Department for ten years.

A funeral service will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at the First Baptist Church of Dunn by Dr. Len Keever. Burial will follow in Devotional Gardens.

In addition to his parents Jonathan is survived by his wife, Mary P. Overby of Benson, a daughter, Grace Overby of the home, four brothers; Scott Overby of Linden, Jason Overby of Coats, Craig Overby of Glasgow, MO, Wayne Overby of Hillsborough, a sister, Wendy Brandt of Lafayette, IN.

The family will receive friends Sunday from 3 to 5 p.m. at Skinner & Smith Funeral Home. Instead of flowers the family asks that memorials be made to UNC Children’s Hospital, 101 Manning Drive Chapel Hill, NC 27514 or to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105.