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Corbin John "Bennie" "Junior" Benfield



Corbin John "Bennie" "Junior" Benfield

Ballard Volunteer Fire Department



Born:  1925 

Died:  September 6, 2004









Corbin John "Bennie" "Junior" Benfield, 79, of Brunswick died Monday at the local hospital.


A native of Mount Airy, Mr. Benfield had lived in Brunswick for the past 52 years. He was a paratrooper in the U.S. Army, serving during World War II. Mr. Benfield was a Purple Heart recipient and received numerous other awards while serving his country. He was a member of Pine Ridge Baptist Church and Masonic Lodge 717 F & AM. Mr. Benfield had been employed by Georgia Power Company as a boiler turbine operator, Sea harvest Seafood as refrigeration maintenance, and was the first Fire Chief of Ballard Volunteer Fire Department.


Funeral Services were to have been held at 11 a.m. today at Chapman Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Ed Hurst officiating.


Burial, with military honors and Masonic rites, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in Chopped Oak Baptist Churchyard Cemetery in Mount Airy.


In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to a charity of the donor's choice.


Survivors include his wife, Mary Faye Benfield of Waynesville; a son, Clifford Benfield of Brunswick; three daughters, Virginia Etheridge of Waynesville, and Melinda Farnell and Anita Moye, both of Brunswick; a brother, Roy Benfield of Mount Airy; seven grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.


Chapman Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.




The Brunswick News



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