Ruth (Shuford) Benfield

August 13, 1928 ~ April 15, 2018 (age 89)

Ruth Shuford Benfield, 89, of York, SC, passed away Sunday, April 15, 2018 at White Oak Manor, York, SC.

Funeral service will be 1:00 pm on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at Kings Mountain Chapel United Methodist Church with the Rev. Barry Allen officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 pm Monday at M.L. Ford and Sons Funeral Home, 209 N. Main Street, Clover, SC. 

Mrs. Benfield was born August 13, 1928 in Gaston County, NC to the late Dolpheus Sidney and Lela Eaker Shuford.  She was preceded in death by her husband William Lewis Benfield, Sr and son William “Bill” L. Benfield, Jr.  Mrs. Benfield was a dedicated member of Kings Mountain Chapel UMC for over 60 years.  She was a faithful servant with many life long friends.  Mrs. Benfield was devoted to her family and was a loving mother, sister and grandmother.

Survivors are her daughters Donna Barrett of Fort Lawn, SC, Diane Cecil of York, SC, and Lynn Cook (Russ) of York, SC; daughter-in-law Pat Benfield of York, SC; sisters Toni Lemmons (Guy) of York, SC and Polly Thompson of Chickamuga, GA; brother Sidney Shuford (Marlene) of Clover, SC; twelve grandchildren, twenty-seven great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren.

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