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Manning Benefield
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Birth: Jun. 26, 1921
Ponce de Leon
Holmes County
Florida, USA
Death: Feb. 14, 2012
Putnam County
Florida, USA

Pearl Eileen Benefield, born 26 June 1921, passed from this life to the next on 14 February 2012. Pearl was preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, Mark Benefield. Her greatest joy was her family.

She was survived by her five children, Lanice Norton (Orea) of Hazel Green, Alabama; Carol Pierce (Manning) of Minor Hill, Tennesee.; Rev. Cherie Chapman of Fort Myers, Florida; Mark Benefield of Leeds, Alabama.; and Marsha Cruce (Carl) of Florahome, Florida. She was blessed with 10 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson.

She was born in Ponce de Leon, Florida; previously lived in Baldwin, Florida; and Leeds, Alabama. "Ms. Benny" was a resident of Kiva in Palatka Assisted Living Facility for the last three years. She was blessed with many new friends and received loving care from the staff while there. She was also under the care of Hospice of the Nature Coast whose staff provided her with loving attention and devoted care through the end of her life.

Family and friends celebrated her life with a memorial service in the chapel at St. James United Methodist Church in Palatka, Florida at 1 p.m. on Thursday, 16 February 2012. Hospice Chaplin, the Rev. Dennis Childers officiated.

The family requested that in lieu of flowers memorials be made to Hospice of the Nature Coast, 6721 Crill Avenue Palatka, Florida 32177. Memories and condolences were sent to the family at

Arrangements were at direction of Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home in Palatka.

Cremated, Ashes scattered.
Created by: Tom Benefield
Record added: Feb 21, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 105620705


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