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John Hovie Bennefield

November 22, 1936 ~ September 16, 2022 (age 85)


Mr. John Hovie Bennefield of Broaddus, Texas, passed away Friday, September 16, 2022, at Stone Creek Village Care Center in San Augustine, Texas, at the age of 85.

"Bro. Hovie" was born November 22, 1936, in San Augustine County to parents H.J. and Dora Lee (Green) Bennefield. He had been a lifelong area resident and retired as a mill worker from Temple-Inland in Pineland, Texas. He was a faithful member of Broaddus Pentecostal Church, where he served many years as an usher. He had a great love for gardening and growing flowers as well as drawing artwork.

His survivors include his daughters, Nancy Whitmore, Sylvia Sneed, and Jean Hargrove; sons, Curtis Sowell and Michael Sowell; along with a brother, Marvin Bennefield; sister, Mary Duke; and a host of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Patsy Bennefield, on July 10, 2022; his parents, H.J. and Dora Lee Bennefield; and a granddaughter, Dolly Sneed.

A Celebration of Life service is set for 11:00 a.m. Saturday, September 24, 2022, at Broaddus Pentecostal Church with Bro. Green officiating.

Honorary pallbearers: Roy Marshall, Jeffery Sowell, James Sowell, Chris Sowell, Terrance Sowell, Michael Whitmore, Mikey Sowell.

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Arrangements are under the direction of Wyman Roberts Funeral Home in San Augustine, Texas.

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Celebration of Life
September 24, 2022

11:00 AM
Broaddus Pentecostal Church
1402 Highway 147 South
Broaddus, Texas 75929

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