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9/13/2021 7:58:00 PM
Dorothy Virginia Hedrick Benfield
April 17, 1931 - September 12, 2021

NEWTON, N.C. - Mrs. Dorothy Virginia Hedrick Benfield, age 90, of Newton passed away Sunday, September 12, 2021 at Catawba Valley Medical Center.

She was born April 17,1931 in Catawba County, the daughter of the late Harland Elmore Hedrick and Madie Huffman Hedrick. She was a member of Faith Baptist Church and retired from Ridgeview Mills.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Raeford Long Benfield in 2013; son, Grady N. Benfield; brother, Clyde E. Hendrick; sisters, Annie Ruth Shook and Blanche Dugger; granddaughter, Beverly Arrowood and great-grandson, Chandler Praytor/

She is survived by son Gary Benfield and wife Sheila of Denver; daughters Gina Catoe and husband Ray of Denver and Gaye Shelton and husband Doyle of Cleveland; daughter-in-law Wanda Lougene Benfield of Newton; stepmother Sunshine Hedrick of Korea; brothers Harland ”Jake” Hedrick Jr. of Greensboro, Carl ”Red” Hedrick of Conover and Melvin Hedrick of Morganton; sisters Violet Clark of Claremont and Margie Sigmon of Conover; nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Friday, September 17, 2021 in the Burke Mortuary Chapel in Newton with Pastor Tommy Young officiating. Entombment will follow at Catawba Memorial Park. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Faith Baptist Church, Newton.

Visit to register condolences.

Burke Mortuary and Crematory of Newton, N.C. is serving the Benfield family.

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