Charles Dean Benge

November 6, 1934June 15, 2013

Charles Dean Benge, 78, of Nebo, died Saturday, June 15, 2013 at Sunrise Rehabilitation and Care Center in Nebo. Born on November 6, 1934 in Spartanburg, SC, he was the son of the late Lawrence Sims Benge and Elsie Laurel Brown Benge. For many years, Mr. Benge loved to fish.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother Gene Benge. He is survived by his wife, Frances Turner Benge; daughter, Deana Renee Benge of Nebo; sister, Louise Benge Ward of Nebo; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be held at 3:00 p.m., Tuesday, June 18, 2013 at Trinity Hill Free Will Baptist Church in Nebo with the Reverend Davin Johnson officiating. Burial will follow the service at the church cemetery.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service from 2:00-3:00 p.m. at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Benge family, c/o Kirksey Funeral Home, 69 N. Main St., Marion, NC 28752.

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  • Visitation Tuesday, June 18, 2013
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, June 18, 2013

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