Larry Edward Benfield, 68, of Morganton, NC died Tuesday, February 19, 2008 at Britthaven of Morganton following an extended illness. He was born July 21, 1939 in Burke County, NC, and was a son of the late Richard Leroy and Rebecca Whisenant Benfield.He is survived by brothers, Walter Benfield and wife, Nora, and Ralph Benfield and wife, Lois, all of Morganton; sisters, Frances Wise Setzer and husband, Jim, of Drexel, NC, and Helen Browning and husband, Jerome, of Nebo, NC; children, Larry "Duffer" Benfield, LaTonya Spencer, and Debbie Pritchard, all of Morganton; an aunt, Virginia Jones; a number of nieces and nephews; and six grandchildren.In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers, Daniel Lee Whisenant and Leroy Benfield; and sisters, Mary Lou McDade and Rebecca Price Travison.Graveside services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, February 23, 2008 at Faith Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. Terry Robinson officiating. The family will receive friends following the service. Sossoman Funeral Service is assisting the family with arrangements.

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