Alfred Thomas Hunt, 52, a lifelong resident of Benton, passed away Thursday, August 25, 2011 in a Chattanooga hospital. He was a farmer and worked in the dairy business. He was a veteran of the United States Army, Airborne Division. He was of the Christian faith. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Claude and Amanda Hunt and William and Mandy Craig. He is survived by his parents, Meredith and Thelma Craig Hunt of Benton; sons, Johnny Hunt and wife, Shannon and David Hunt, all of Benton; five grandchildren, Devin Hunt, Dohnavon Hunt, Sandra Hunt, Jonathan Hunt and Shane McNeely; aunts and uncles, Bud and Christine Hunt of Tellico Plains, Dewey and Cecile Craig and Johnny and Vera Craig, all of Old Fort, Earnest and Rose Craig of Charleston and Fred Craig and Windom Craig, both of Cleveland; several cousins; and special friend, James Lawson of Benton. Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 28, 2011 in the chapel of Higgins Funeral Home with the Reverend Jerry Walden officiating. Interment will follow in Beaty Chapel Cemetery in Tellico Plains with Lynn Lawson, Paul Craig, Johnny Hunt, Earnest Craig, Robert Craig and Jonathon Craig serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Mike Burns, Randall Gamble, Robert Hicks, Danny Dockery and Jerry Lowery. The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 p.m. on Saturday at the funeral home. We invite you to send a message of condolence and view the Hunt family guest book at www.higginsfuneral.com.