On Sunday, September 11th, Raymond Carson Benthall, Jr., of Murfreesboro, N.C. passed away peacefully in his home at the age of 79.
He was preceded in death by his father, Raymond Carson Benthall and his mother, Sonora Bland Benthall. Raymond is survived by his wife Susan and his two sons Raymond Carson Benthall IlI, his wife Meredith of Charlotte, and Wilson Bland Benthall, his wife Diana and their son William of Raleigh. He is also survived by his two siblings Betsy Benthall Michaels and her two sons Bob and John of Dallas, TX and his brother David of Chattanooga TN.
Raymond was born on August 6th, 1943 in Rocky Mount, N.C. He was a graduate of Woodland Olney School and Atlantic Christian College in Wilson, N.C. Raymond was a member of Murfreesboro Baptist Church, and Murfreesboro Historical Association, where he enjoyed serving with many friends.
His love for Northeastern North Carolina led him to a 42-year career in banking where he specialized in agricultural lending. He worked with numerous clients and many of them became close friends.
Raymond was an avid outdoorsman. He grew up with a passion for hunting and fishing, and shared his love for the outdoors with his family and many friends.
More often than not, weekends wouldn’t be complete without a trip down the back roads of Northampton and Hertford County to visit with friends. Raymond will always be remembered for his contagious sense of humor. He will be deeply missed by family and friends.
The family will receive friends on Wednesday, September 14, 2022, from 7:00 pm until 8:00 pm at Garrett-Sykes Memorial Chapel-Murfreesboro, Murfreesboro, NC and other times at the home.
A celebration of life funeral service will be held on Thursday, September 15, 2022, at 2:00 pm at the Murfreesboro Baptist Church, Murfreesboro, NC, with Rev. Dr. J Brabban officiating. Burial will follow at Woodland Cemetery, Woodland, NC.
Garrett-Sykes Memorial Chapel is handling the arrangements for the Benthall family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting www.garrettsykesfs.com.