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Patsy Norine (Hathcoat) Bennefield

July 14, 1939 ~ July 10, 2022 (age 82)


Mrs. Patsy Norine Bennefield of Broaddus, Texas, passed away Sunday, July 10, 2022, at Colonial Pines Healthcare Center at the age of 82 years, 11 months, and 27 days.

Mrs. Bennefield was born July 14, 1939, in Hempstead County, Arkansas, to parents George and Othelia Hathcoat and had lived in the Broaddus area for several years. She had worked as a convenience store cashier and in housekeeping. 

She was a member of Broaddus Pentecostal Church and through the years had a great love for outdoor activities, such as hunting, fishing, and gardening. Mrs. Bennefield loved her family and had great joy in shopping as well as taking vacations and traveling.

Her survivors include her husband, John Hovie Bennefield of Broaddus; her children, Nancy Whitmore and husband Michael, Curtis Sowell and wife Jinny, and Michael Sowell; a sister, Darlene Hines and husband Clyde; brothers, George "Butch" Hathcoat and his wife Uvie, and Donald Ray Hathcoat; a host of grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, George and Othelia Hathcoat; and a son, Charles Sowell.

Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, July 15, 2022, at Wyman Roberts Funeral Home, located at 316 W. Columbia Street in San Augustine.

Funeral services are set for 11:00 a.m. Saturday, July 16, 2022, at Broaddus Pentecostal Church, located at 1402 State Hwy. 147 in Broaddus, with Pastor Mark Green officiating. Interment will follow at Sowell Cemetery.

Pallbearers: Terrance Sowell, Jeffery Sowell, Chris Sowell, Roy Marshall Jr., Michael Whitmore, and Hunter Ponder. Honorary pallbearer will be James Sowell.

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


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July 15, 2022

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Wyman Roberts Funeral Home
316 West Columbia
San Augustine, TX 75972

Funeral Service
July 16, 2022

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

Committal Service & Interment
July 16, 2022

Sowell Cemetery
County Road 3125, off County Road 318
San Augustine County, Texas 75972

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