Benny Hugh Haithcox

May 8, 1930June 12, 2013
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Benny Hugh Haithcox 83, of 150 Kiser Lane, died Wednesday June 12, 2013 at the North Carolina Veterans Home in Salisbury. He was born May 8, 1930 in Iredell County, the son of the late William Hugh Haithcox and Lula Estelle Bell Haithcox. He served in the U. S. Army and was Circulation Manager for the Statesville Record and Landmark. He was married to Donnie Mae Holdsclaw Haithcox who preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by brothers, Fred Haithcox and James Haithcox. Benny was a very active member of Chapel Hill United Methodist Church, where he was a Sunday school teacher, choir member and had served on numerous committees. He was a ‘handyman’ for the church and congregation. He was a member of the Wayside Volunteer Fire Department; and enjoyed gardening. He is survived by a son, Randy Haithcox (Barbara) and daughters, Amanda Penman (Gordon) and Christie Haithcox all of Statesville and Sandra Marlowe (Tim) of Harmony. Sibilings surviving are Roy Lee Haithcox and Nancy Davidson both of Statesville, Tommy Haithcox and Rachel Holland both of Olin. Also surviving is a special friend, Mildred Price of Statesville. Services celebrating Benny’s life will be held on Monday, June 17th at 11 a.m. in the Chapel Hill United Methodist Church. The body will lie in state from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the church fellowship hall. Rev. Diane Lawhorne and Rev. Ralph Lepley will be in charge of the service. Burial will follow at Iredell Memorial Gardens where full military honors will be accorded by the Iredell County Veterans Association Burial Detail. For those who prefer memorials may be given to Chapel Hill United Methodist Church, 109 Bethesda Road, Statesville, NC 28677. Condolences may be sent to the family online at Bunch-Johnson Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements for Mr. Haithcox.


  • Visitation Monday, June 17, 2013
  • Funeral Service Monday, June 17, 2013

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Pam Haithcox Stone

June 18, 2013

I am sorry to hear about Benny. My Dad (Bob Haithcox) talked about him fondly. I just found the obituary today and didn't know he had passed away. My thoughts are with his family.

Kim Shumake

June 18, 2013

My heart goes out to each of you. Uncle Benny was a blessing to so many. His service today was very well done. Love and hugs to each of you.

Amy Lerch

June 17, 2013

Sending prayers to your family! Bennie was a very special man and I will miss seeing his wonderful smile.

Amy (Mildred's niece}

Greg Gibson

June 16, 2013

Randy- I am sorry to hear the news and want you to know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

Rhonda Hoover

June 16, 2013

Dear Mandy and Family. I am sorry about your Dad, he was a really great person and alot of fun to be around, remember all the fun times we had at the newspaper. My thoughts and prayers to you and your family.

June 16, 2013

Benny gave me my first job. He was an awesome person and Father and friend. He will be missed.
Christine Henderson Kidd and Family

the Norris'

June 15, 2013

Our deepest sympathies to the whole family. He was a wonderful, big hearted man and will be missed greatly.

DeeGee Eads

June 15, 2013

So sorry Amanda. I wish comfort for your entire family

Kay Parker

June 15, 2013

May God grant you peace and comfort that only He can give. Our prayers are with you.

Bunch-Johnson Funeral Home

June 15, 2013

Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.