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35 Duke St.
P.O. Drawer 525
Granite Falls, NC 28630
Phone: (828) 396-3385
Fax: (828) 396-4055
Stanley Benge

Stanley "Ray" Benge

Wednesday, May 28th, 1947 - Sunday, January 19th, 2020
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Ray Benge, age 72, of Granite Falls, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Sunday, January 19, 2020, at his home. He was born May 28, 1947, son of the late Turner and Edith McLain Benge.

In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by two sisters, Shirley Best and Debbie Murphy; two brothers, Wayne Benge and Bill Benge.

Those left to cherish his memory are his loving wife of 53 years, Helen Cogdell Benge of the home; two daughters, Loretta Wagner (Scott) of Hickory and Candy Rae Gouge (Gary) of Sawmills; grandson, Todd Chester (Nami) of Japan; three granddaughters, Kandice Cole of Lenoir, Jessica Gouge of Gastonia, Nicole Gouge of Hildebran; three sisters, Jean Yount, Wanda Pennell (Junior), Barbara Gibson; three brothers, Mike Benge (Donna), Doug Benge (Wanda) and Andy “Bo” Turner Benge (Sandy) Jr.; six great- grandchildren, along with numerous nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends on Saturday, January 25, 2020, from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM at Mt. Zion Baptist Church. The funeral will follow at 12:00 PM with Rev. Stephen Owen officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to Caldwell Hospice and Palliative Care, 902 Kirkwood Street, Lenoir, NC 28645.
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    Saturday, January 25th, 2020 | 11:00am - 12:00pm
    Saturday, January 25th, 2020 11:00am - 12:00pm
    Mt. Zion Baptist Church
  • Service

    Saturday, January 25th, 2020 | 12:00pm
    Saturday, January 25th, 2020 12:00pm
    Mt. Zion Baptist Church


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Karen Comer

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Our sincere condolences to the Family during this difficult time. Prayer's for strength go out everyone. Karen & James Comer

Karen & James Comer ( Eveie Jean, Rosey Rae,& Eddi

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