Lois Marie Summey Benfield, 74, of Old Fort, died Wednesday, January 11, 2012 at Mission Campus in Asheville. Born on November 2, 1937, she was the daughter of Pauline Summey Anderson and the late Lawrence Summey.
In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by her children' s father, Donald Ray Benfield; daughter, Debra McGraw; son, Harold Benfield; two sisters, Betty Jean and Ruby; and brother, Howard.
She is survived by her soul mate of 30 years, William Manley of Old Fort; children, Frank L. Benfield (Misty Sprouse Benfield) of Morganton, Teresa Manley (Tim Welch) of Marion, Vickie Parrish (David Nauertz) of Old Fort and Tammy Mejia of Dysartsville; daughter-in-law, Vanessa Benfield of Morganton; 21 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; one great-great grandchildren; mother, Pauline Summey Anderson of Cincinnati, OH; brother, Charles Summey of Old Fort; half-sisters, Lynn Gray (Billy) of Marion and Mary Ann Brown of Edneyville, NC; and half-brother, Dean Summey of Edneyville, NC.
A Service of Remembrance will be held 2:00 p.m., Monday, January 16, 2012 at Kirksey Funeral Chapel in Old Fort. Burial will follow the service at Salem Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery in Old Fort.
The family will receive friends prior to the service from 12:00-2:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
Words of comfort may be shared with the Benfield family at www.kirkseyfholdfort.com
Arrangements under the direction of Kirksey Funeral Home, Old Fort, NC.