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James Benfield

ROCK HILL -- Mr. James Henry Benfield, 77, of 433 Willowbrook Ave., passed away Oct. 11, 2008, at Agape Rehabilitation Center.

A graveside service will be 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24, 2008, at Grandview Memorial Park - S. Cherry Road, with Dr. Bob Schrum officiating.

A native of York, S.C., Mr. Benfield was a son of the late Thomas B. and Lottie Tallent Benfield. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran with 22 years of dedicated service and retired as an Air Traffic Control Supervisor. Following his military retirement he worked in the private sector as an inventory technician with N.C.R., and retired from there with 20 years of service.

Surviving are his wife, Linda L. Benfield of Copenhagen, Denmark; his son, Dr. Thomas Benfield and his wife, Sarah, of Copenhagen; his daughter, Tina Louise Benfield Bock-Pedersen, of Copenhagen; four grandchildren, Sarah, Daniel, Jasper and Joshva, all of Copenhagen; and his sister-in-law, Ann G. Benfield of Rock Hill. In addition to his parents, Mr. Benfield was preceded in death by his brother, Avery G. Benfield and his sister Sara Harris.

The family will receive friends at the graveside following the service.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to Hopsice & Community Care, P.O. Box 993, Rock Hill, SC 29731.

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