James L. Bennefield

James “Jim” Lindsey Bennefield, 85, of Fountain Inn, widower of Mary Catherine Leake Johnson Bennefield, passed away on June 7, 2023. Born in Pickens, SC, he was a son of the late Oscar and Gladys Jamison Bennefield.

Mr. Bennefield is survived by five sons, Jeffery Bennefield, Darrell F. Johnson (Debra), Clarence Johnson, Timothy E. Johnson, and Jefferey A. Johnson (Cynthia); two daughters, Jacqueline F. Sims (Frederick) and Kimberly Johnson; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; two brothers, Earnest Bennefield (Linda) and Jack Bennefield; and one sister, Dean Beeman.

In addition to his wife and parents, he is preceded in death by three sisters, Eda Manly, Viola Turner, and Shirley Boggs; and two brothers George Bennefield and Melvin Bennefield.

A Visitation will be held Wednesday, June 14, 2023 at 11:00 a.m. at Cannon-Byrd Funeral Home. A Funeral Service will follow at 12:00 p.m. in the Cannon-Byrd Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will be in Cannon-Byrd Memorial Park following the service.

Condolences to the family of James L. Bennefield

  • Angela Mcneil Sweat
    9 months ago

    My heart is so sad. Jim was one of the best men I have ever known in my entire life. I love the way he loved his grandkids, and me. He was there when Darrell, Jordan, and Asia were born. Him and grandma Mary taught us soo much. I loved working in the garden with Jim, and Ma Mary. I know Ma Mary, is smiling, knowing that Jim is at peace and in Heaven as her brother in Christ. I will love you two forever. Love AM.

  • Linda Hackens
    9 months ago

    Condolences to my Family. Jim Bennerfield my Brother- in -law, was such a caring Man, he loved all his Children ❤️ Mary always would say, 🎶🎵 “I just want to be with him”. 🎵🎶 He would always drive by with Mary and say, “Are you O.K?. Here go your Sister.” He’s definitely going to be missed and thank you for your service. Rest in Peace my Brother. 😇❤️ Faye.

  • Deborah Johnson
    9 months ago

    My father -n- law , Mr Jim was such a kind man and always treated me like family. I remember when I would braid mama Mary’s hair he would say how much I owe you and I would respond, you owe me nothing then he would insist and finally I would say, this is Love Mr Jim ,this is Love. He would say okay thank you in a low tone voice and say she look good ! He was one who never wanted to inconvenience anyone even in his own illness . He will truly be missed ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

  • Shatara Campbell
    9 months ago

    Awww I’m going to miss you Papa Jim!! I remember when you & grandma Mary use to come pick me up in the truck!! You will swing the door open & say hop on in! My mama had to call around & look for me! Knowing I was with two of the best grandparents! Both of y’all will be truly missed! Most of all y’all are united as one again! Jim & Mary ❤️

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