Stanley H. Benefield, 72, of Monticello, passed away Friday, September 4, 2020, at his home in Monticello.

He was born July 12, 1948 in Houston, Texas to the late John and Imogene Smith Benefield.

Mr. Benefield worked for the USDA in the Cotton Division. He had a Master’s degree in agriculture from Sam Houston State University. He was a member of the Reserve Officers Training Corps for four years will in college at Sam Houston State.

Mr. Benefield is survived by his wife Charolette Lockhart Benefield; three daughters, Tammy Murphy and husband Robert of Hasslet, Texas, Jennifer Goad and husband Jeff of Warren, and Rebecca Stewart and husband James of Monticello; three grandchildren; one great granddaughter; and one brother John David Benefield and wife Carla of Weatherford, Texas.

Graveside services will be held Wednesday, September 9, at 10 a.m. at Campground Cemetery. COVID guidelines should be followed.

Memorials may be made to Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Home, P.O. Box 506, Monticello, AR, 71657, or at the funeral home.