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Buford Benefield

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Saturday, July 16, 1927 - Saturday, November 16, 2013

Mr. Buford Benefield of Dothan passed away Saturday, November 16, 2013 at the family residence surrounded by his family.  He was 86. 


Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, November 19 in the chapel of Sorrells Funeral Home with Rev. Tommy Martin officiating.  Burial will follow at Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery in Dothan with Sorrells Funeral Home & Crematory of Slocomb directing.   


The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Monday from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m.  


Mr. Benefield was born on July 16, 1927 in Dale County to the late Albert and Gertrude Smith Benefield. He was a member of the Faith Tabernacle Community Church. He was a fantastic farmer, having farmed several hundred acres in the Wicksburg area. He just simply loved to see a seed grow out of the ground. He retired from the Houston County Road & Bridge department in 1994. He was a great husband, father and grandfather who loved his family with all his heart and will be missed so much. He loved the Lord and lived for him daily.   


In addition to his parents, seven brothers and two sisters preceded him in death. 


Survivors include his wife of 32 years, Shirley Marchman Benefield; children: Debry Barnett (Charlie),  Brenda Jolly (Bruce), Randy Hughes (Page), Tami Hicks, Charles Hughes (Leigh Anne); grandchildren: Michael Maloy (Brianna), Ashley Maloy (Valerie), Brandon Hughes, Daniel Hughes (Laura), Jeremy Hughes, Samantha Hicks, Justin Hughes (Jade), John Hughes (Karlee), Aaron Hughes, John Hicks, Kacey Hughes, Morgan Posey, Landen Posey, Lindsey McDonald and Jacob McDonald; 16 great grandchildren; sister, Willene Burnett, brothers: Ben Crawford (Marj) and Coy Crawford; sister-in-law, Faye Crawford, several nieces, nephews and his canine companion, Benji. 


Serving as pallbearers will be Mr. Benefield’s grandsons.


Funeral Service

Date: Tuesday, November 19, 2013



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Jeff Skeen

Mrs. Shirley, I am so sorry in finding out about Mr. Buford. I enjoyed him so much and will never forget the amazing talks we had. He was a special friend to me and will be missed dearly. God bless you and the family, Jeff

Dianne Taylor

Tony Wilder

Margy and I are sad to learn of Buren's passing. We extend our heartfelt condolences to Shirley and his family. I always enjoyed talking with Buren, his dry humor always made me laugh. Again we are truly sorry for your loss and heaven's gain. Tony And Margy Wilder Dothan, Alabama

Lynda and Darrel Snelling

So, Sorry to hear for your loss. Our prayers are with you and your family at this time. May God bless and see you through this.

Sheila & Chuck Spivey

Shirley, our love and prayers are with you at this time. God Bless you today and every day and grant to you that peace that passeth all understanding. Love Sheila and Chuck Spivey

Susan, Jerome, Serrah Adams

Mrs. Benefield, We are so sorry to hear of the passing of Mr. Benefield. May God give you the comfort in your hour of need. May God bless you and your family. In Christ, Susan Adams

Pat Scott (Lisenby Podiatry)

I am so sorry to hear about your loss. May God so richly love, comfort and bless all of you during this time.

Kenneth Greathouse

I am so sorry to hear about Mr. Benefield, May God bless all of you in this hard time.My Prayers are with you all. God Bless Kenny G.

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