Carolyn Benfield, age 67, of the Seven Devils Community, passed away Saturday morning, June 28, 2014, at Caldwell Hospice and Palliative Care in Lenoir.

Carolyn was born December 6, 1946 in Rock Hill, South Carolina, a daughter of Luther Faile and the late Vermelle Carroll Faile. She was a retired Licensed Practical Nurse and a former member of West Main Church of the Nazarene in Rock Hill. Carolyn was a devoted wife of 49 years, loving mother of two, and loving grandmother of four.

Carolyn is survived by her husband, Floyd Benfield, Sr. of the home; one son, Floyd Benfield, Jr. and wife Elizabeth of Wilmington, North Carolina; one daughter, Lori Clarke and husband Donald of Lexington, South Carolina; three granddaughters, Caroline Clarke of Lexington, Grace Benfield and Anna Benfield, both of Wilmington; one grandson, Jackson Benfield of Wilmington; her father, Luther Faile and wife Judy of Rock Hill, South Carolina, and one brother, David Faile and wife Karen of Rock Hill.

Memorial services for Carolyn Benfield will be conducted Tuesday morning, July 1, 2014, at 11:00 o'clock, at Trinity Church of the Nazarene, 436 Taylors Creek Road/Firetower Road, Rock Hill, South Carolina, 29730. Officiating will be Dr. Phil Jones.

The family will receive friends Sunday afternoon, from 5:00 until 7:00 o'clock, at Hampton Funeral Service in Boone.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Caldwell Hospice and Palliative Care, 902 Kirkwood Street, Lenoir, North Carolina, 28645, or to Medi Home Hospice, 136 Furman Road, Suite 2, Boone, North Carolina, 28607.

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Hampton Funeral and Cremation Service is in charge of the arrangements.

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