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Avery County Obituaries – Compiled May 1, 2012

Avery County Obituaries – Compiled May 1, 2012 Joe Benfield, D. April 25, 2012. Joe Allen Benfield, 72, of Morganton, died April 25, 2012 at the Hospice House in Valdese, NC. Born April 18, 1940 in Avery County, the son of the late Waits C. Benfield and Rachel Deaton Benfield. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Mark Allen Benfield who died in 2007. Joe is survived by his wife, Stella Benfield; sisters, Virginia Brewer and Bobbie Leigh of Shelby, NC; daughter, Melissa Singleton of Hendersonville, NC; four grandchildren, Mark Allen Benfield, II, Brad Singleton, Jonathan Singleton, and Logan Singleton; step daughter, Sherry Cole; step son, David Miller; nine great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Graveside services will be held on Saturday, April 28, at the Benfield Cemetery on Buck Hill in Altamont, NC. Condolences and memories may be shared at www.rsfh.net. Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home of Newland is serving the Benfield family. Listing of Avery County Funeral Homes: Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home in Newland: 296 Ash Street P.O. Box 215 Newland, NC 28657 828-733-2121 www.rsfh.net/