Published 9:03 am Thursday, September 17, 2015
Jean Benfield, 56, of Newland, N.C., passed away on September 14, 2015, at her residence.
She was born October 5, 1958 in Mitchell County, a daughter of the late L.J. and Shirley Potter Dugger.
Along with her parents, Helen was preceded in death by her brother, Bobby Dugger; sister, Cynthia Dugger; and brother-in-law, Jerry Johnson.
Jean has left to cherish her memory her daughter, Susan Carpenter and husband Nick of Newland; husband, Sam Benfield of Plumtree Creek; sisters, Sandy Blair and husband Ray of Roan Mountain, Lisa Johnson of Roan Mountain; brother, Lester Dugger and wife Julie of Roan Mountain; her beloved granddaughters, whom she loved spending time with and will remember her saying “I love you more than the stars in the sky,” Kiera Carpenter, Samantha Carpenter and Kaylee Aldridge, all of Newland; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services for Helen Jean Benfield will be conducted on Friday, September 18, at noon in the Grandfather Chapel of Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home with Rev. Donald Gragg officiating. Interment will follow in the Dugger Cemetery in Roan Mountain. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Thursday, September 17, at Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home. Words of comfort and memories may be shared with the family and viewed at www.rsfh.net.
Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home of Newland is serving the Benfield family.