OBITUARY

Shirley Kathleen Benfield "Kat"

March 20, 1923August 28, 2018

Shirley Kathleen Smith Benfield “Kat”, 95 of Morganton, formerly of Lenoir, passed away on Tuesday, August 28, 2018 at Morganton Long Term Care.

“Kat” was born on March 20, 1923 in Caldwell County to the late John Eli Smith and Bessie Smith. She was a lifetime member of Union Grove Baptist Church in Lenoir, and retired after over 40 years of service for Century Furniture Company.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers and three sisters.

Those left to cherish her memory include her sister, Sue Sigmon and husband Ned of Morganton and a host of nieces, nephews and extended family members.

A funeral service to honor Mrs. Benfield will be held on Sunday, September 2, 2018 at 3:00 pm at Union Grove Baptist Church in Lenoir with Rev. Sam Craven officiating. Burial will follow the service in the Union Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.

Serving as pallbearers will be Roger Sigmon, Daryl Sigmon, Evan Sigmon, Donnie Morrison, Tracy Bolick and Josh Bolick. Serving as honorary pallbearer will be Zeke Sigmon,

The family will receive friends for one hour prior to the service, from 2:00 pm until 3:00 pm at Union Grove Baptist Church.

The family respectfully requests that in lieu of flowers,2 memorials be made to Burke Hospice at 1721 Enon Road Valdese, NC 28690 or to Union Grove Baptist Church, Prayer Garden Fund at 1808 Union Grove Road, Lenoir, NC 28645

Words of comfort may be expressed to the family at www.pendrysfuneralhome.com.

Pendry’s Lenoir Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Shirley Smith Benfield “Kat”.

  • FAMILY

  • Sue Sigmon, Sister
  • Paul Benfield, Husband
  • John and Bessie Smith, Parents
  • Shirley Kathleen Smith Benfield “Kat”, 95 of Morganton, formerly of Lenoir, passed away on Tuesday, August 28, 2018 at Morganton Long Term Care.

    “Kat” was born on March 20, 1923 in Caldwell County to the late John Eli Smith and Bessie Smith. She was a lifetime member of Union Grove Baptist Church in Lenoir, and retired after over 40 years of service for Century Furniture Company.

    In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers and three sisters.

    Those left to cherish her memory include her sister, Sue Sigmon and husband Ned of Morganton and a host of nieces, nephews and extended family members.

    A funeral service to honor Mrs. Benfield will be held on Sunday, September 2, 2018 at 3:00 pm at Union Grove Baptist Church in Lenoir with Rev. Sam Craven officiating. Burial will follow the service in the Union Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.

    Serving as pallbearers will be Roger Sigmon, Daryl Sigmon, Evan Sigmon, Donnie Morrison, Tracy Bolick and Josh Bolick. Serving as honorary pallbearer will be Zeke Sigmon,

    The family will receive friends for one hour prior to the service, from 2:00 pm until 3:00 pm at Union Grove Baptist Church.

    The family respectfully requests that in lieu of flowers,2 memorials be made to Burke Hospice at 1721 Enon Road Valdese, NC 28690 or to Union Grove Baptist Church, Prayer Garden Fund at 1808 Union Grove Road, Lenoir, NC 28645

    Words of comfort may be expressed to the family at www.pendrysfuneralhome.com.

    Pendry’s Lenoir Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Shirley Smith Benfield “Kat”.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Roger Sigmon
  • Daryl Sigmon
  • Evan Sigmon
  • Donnie Morrison
  • Tracy Bolick
  • Josh Bolick
  • Zeke Sigmon

Services

  • Receiving of Friends Sunday, September 2, 2018
  • Funeral Service Sunday, September 2, 2018
REMEMBERING

Shirley Kathleen Benfield "Kat"

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Cindy Benfield Bolick

August 31, 2018

My Aunt Kathy was someone I always looked forward to seeing, growing up Kathy always showed an interest in what ever I was doing in my life. She always had kind and encouraging words. I will miss her. May God be with her family in this time of loss and celebration of her life.
Love Forever,
Her Niece Cindy Benfield Bolick

Mary Nell Benfield

August 31, 2018

Kathy was married to Paul my husband Bliff's brother. Over the years, I have always enjoyed spending time with my sister in law. She was a kind and sweet person. She will be missed. My prayers go out to the family.

Joan Benfield

August 30, 2018

Kathy, as we called her, was a special lady . She was my sister-in-law since 1959. My husband (Gerald Benfield) and I lived in Maryland for 48 of those years so we didn't get to visit often. When we came down on vacation, we always enjoyed spending time together with her and Paul. She will be greatly missed. My sincere sympathy and prayers are with all of Kathy's family. May God give you all peace and comfort at this very difficult time.

In Christian Love,
Joan Rollins Benfield

FROM THE FAMILY