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Erma Jean Crumpton Benefield, 84, passed away on Friday, June 4, 2021 at her residence in the Keownville community. She was born June 1, 1937 in Union County to Grover Cleveland Crumpton and Mary Ruth Carlisle Crumpton. She retired from Futorian after many years. She served as church secretary at Keownville Baptist Church where she was an active member for over 50 years until her health declined. She loved helping with Vacation Bible School. Everyone who knew her, loved her and she loved everyone.
Funeral services will be at 3:00p.m. Sunday, June 6, 2021 at United Funeral Service with Bro. Jerry Bishop officiating. Burial will be at Keownville Cemetery.
She is survived by two daughters, Sandra Yarbrough (David) and Lisa Manning (Gale), both of New Albany; a son, Eddie Benefield (Nancy) of Ripley, MS; six grandchildren: Sherry Hogue (Dean), Jason Yarbrough (Shawna), Austin Holt (Tina), Ann Burchett (Tucker), Will Benefield (Nichol) and Emily Owen (Sean); eight great grandchildren: Laken Todd (Chris), Brayden Yarbrough, Lauren Yarbrough, Connor Yarbrough, Mandy Mae Little, John Henry Little, Caroline Reed and Jackson Owen; and her special caregivers, Priscilla Jarvis and Cecelia “Sissy” McDonald.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, William Robert Benefield; her first husband, David Ray Little; and four brothers, Curtis Crumpton, Kelon Crumpton, Hugh Mayes Crumpton and Wayne Crumpton.
Pallbearers will be Sammy Chism, Lynn Fitts, Ronnie Chism, Laverne Ketchum, Dean Hogue, Jason Yarbrough, Austin Holt and Chris Todd. Honorary pallbearers will be the Bobby McGill’s Sunday School Class of Keownville Baptist Church.
Visitation will be on Sunday from noon until service time at the funeral home.
For online condolences and guest registry, please visit www.unitedfuneralservice.com