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Algusta (Gus) Benningfield, Taylor Co., KY (1933-2017)

Gus worked for 37 years for Fruit of the Loom and farmed in his spare time. After retirement, he took up mowing lawns which he still continued to do. Because of his kind deeds for his neighbors, he was affectionately known as the "Mayor of Meadowbrook". Many people will remember him for passing out peppermints to all he met. He also enjoyed woodworking and feeding the birds and wildlife that visited their backyard. He was a member of Campbellsville Baptist Church where he was a member of the Lowell Harris Sunday School Class. His wife of 63 years, Betty Chelf Benningfield, survives.>
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Algusta "Gus" Benningfield, of Campbellsville, died Sunday, September 3, 2017 in Louisville, KY following a sudden illness.

Funeral services for Gus Benningfield will be held at 10amCT/11amET, Thursday, September 7, 2017, at the Lyon-DeWitt-Berry Funeral, 503 E Main Street, Campbellsville, KY, with Dr. James Jones officiating. Burial will follow in Brookside Cemetery, W Main Street, Campbellsville, KY, with casket bearers being Joe DeSpain, Joe Luckett, Ben Aaron, Clarence Wilson, Randell Skaggs, Dixie Hamilton and Wayne Sprowles. The family requests visitation 4pm-7pmCT/5pm-8pmET, Lyon-DeWitt-Berry Funeral Home.


Algusta (Gus) Benningfield, Taylor Co., KY (1933-2017)

He was born in Marion County, KY on January 25, 1933. He was the son of the late Omer & Exie Mae Reynolds Benningfield. He died Sunday, September 3 2017, in Louisville, Jefferson County, KY, at the age of 84 years, seven months and eight days of age.

Gus worked for 37 years for Fruit of the Loom and farmed in his spare time. After retirement, he took up mowing lawns which he still continued to do. Because of his kind deeds for his neighbors, he was affectionately known as the "Mayor of Meadowbrook". Many people will remember him for passing out peppermints to all he met. He also enjoyed woodworking and feeding the birds and wildlife that visited their backyard.

He was a member of Campbellsville Baptist Church where he was a member of the Lowell Harris Sunday School Class who will serve as Honorary Pallbearers.

On January 28, 1954, he married his wife of 63 years, Betty Chelf who survives, along with the following:
  • Two brothers: Omer Benningfield, Jr. and his wife, Juanita, and Ronald E. Benningfield and his wife, Imogene, both of Finley, KY

  • Five sisters: Lucille Ellis of Lebanon, KY; Lena Mae Gupton, Pauline Judd and her husband, Gene, Pansey Barnett and Wanda Beck and her husband, David, all of Campbellsville, KY

  • Several nieces and nephews and a host of friends
Send condolences to the family of Algusta "Gus" Benningfield.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Capital Campaign at Campbellsville Baptist Church or Gideon Bibles.

The Lyon-DeWitt-Berry Funeral, 503 E Main Street, Lebanon, KY, is in charge of arrangements.


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Algusta (Gus) Benningfield, Taylor Co., KY (1933-2017)



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