Alma Carpenter Benfield, 89, of Newland went home to be with the Lord on Saturday January 9, 2010 in the Blue Ridge Regional Hospital. Born October 9, 1920 she was a daughter of the late Newman and Mollie Hurt Carpenter. She loved her flower garden and worked at the Tar Heel Mica Company many years until she became ill at age 85. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Lambert Benfield, and infant son Charles Allen Benfield and two sisters; Pauline Calloway and Altamae Beck.
Survivors include a daughter, Helen Cooke and husband Junior of Newland, grandson, Terry Cooke of Newland and a granddaughter, Leisa Daniels of Mustang, OK. She is also survived by three great-grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren.
Funeral services for Mrs. Benfield will be conducted at 2:00 pm Wednesday January 13, 2010 in the Big Meadows Baptist Church with the Revs. Daniel Nance and Chris Nance officiating. Interment will follow in the Big Meadows Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church.
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