Mr. Stephen Jackson, 76, years died late Monday morning at the city hopital, after an illness of several weeks. He is survived by four sons: N.H. Benefield and S. Benefield; two sisters, Mrs Mae McDonold and Mrs James Summersgill, both of Fort Worth, Texas.
Mr. Benefield, since his arrival in Columbus, has been employed with the Eagle and Phenix Mills company some 57 years. He was born in Georgia and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Phenix City where he has many friends who will learn of his passing with sincere regret.
The remains were removed to the Bevis Funeral Home in Phenix City where funeral services were held Tuesday Morning at 10:00, conducted by the Rev. C.N. James, pastor of the First Baptist Church of Phenix City, and assisted by Parson Jack Johnson.
A quartet composed of Mrs. S. Lauderdale, Mrs J.C. McAuley, Mr. S. Lauderdayle and MJB Bevis, accompanied by Mrs Agnes botter at the piano rendered the following selections "Beautiful Isles," and "Where We Will Never Grow Old." Parson Jack Johnson sang "Stand By Me."
The following served as pallbearers: (Active) J.C, Gunnels, J.E. Culpepper, Frand Garasey, W. G. Kent, W.C. Harrellson and O.C. Cole (Honorary) George Saxon, Lee Gunnels, J.L. McCollister, Paul Golden, T.A. Follendore and Roy James. Interment was in the Pine Grove Cemetery.