Raymond Carson Benthall, Jr.

August 6, 1943 - September 11, 2022

08/06/1943 - 09/11/2022

Past Services

Wednesday September 14, 2022
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Garrett-Sykes Memorial Chapel
314 Main Street West
Murfreesboro, NC 27855
252-396-0202 | Directions
Thursday September 15, 2022
Woodland Cemetery
Holly Street
Woodland, NC 27897
Thursday September 15, 2022
2:00 pm
Murfreesboro Baptist Church
200 West Main Street
Murfreesboro, NC 27855

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.

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The Culpepper Family
1 year ago

We were so sorry to hear about Raymond. He was a good friend and we will miss him. You are in our prayers.

Penny Beasley
1 year ago

Susan, I’m sorry for your loss of Raymond, on a few occasions he spoke with me about the Benthall Clan and their early beginnings in Menola region, he showed me the old homeplace and burying grounds of some of the earliest. I’ll never forget his knowledge of the our county & surnames he was well versed in.

E. Wayne Smith, Burlington, North Carolina
1 year ago

Our sincere condolence.

Marcia Brett Parker
1 year ago

Praying for God’s peace and comfort to surround you, Susan, and all of your family.

Glynda McFadden Turner
1 year ago

Prayers for the family. Such a nice man.

Joanna Wise
1 year ago

Praying for the entire family after the passing of Raymond. I warmly remember his smile and sense of humor. He welcomed me into his home from the first day I met him. I loved how he always had a joke for my husband Jeff about how he “married up.” He will be greatly missed!

Barbara Outland
1 year ago

Raymond and I worked together for many years. We both grew up in the Woodland Community. Raymond and I had shared lots of memories of years gone by that we cherished. He was a dear friend and I found his respect and honesty was shown to everyone. Yes like Joann said his pink shirt brought a grin and lots of comments from him. Susan and family you are in our thoughts and prayers.

1 year ago


Chuck & Glenda Phillips
1 year ago

There’s a private place reserved for the lovers of God, where they sit near him and receive the revelation-secrets of his promises.
– Psalm 25: 14 TPT

O my strength, I sing with joy your praises. O my stronghold, I sing with joy your song! O my Savior, I sing with joy the lyrics of your faithful love for me!
– Psalm 59: 17 TPT

Into your hands I now entrust my spirit. O Lord, the God of faithfulness, you have rescued and redeemed me.

So cheer up! Take courage all you who love him. Wait for him to break through for you, all who trust in him!
– Psalm 31: 5, 24 TPT

Now may God, the inspiration and fountain of hope, fill you to overflowing with uncontainable joy and perfect peace as you trust in him. And may the power of the Holy Spirit continually surround your life with his super-abundance until you radiate with hope!
– Romans 15: 13 TPT

Mary Harris
1 year ago

May the good Lord put his loving arms around each of you for comfort and peace.