Norma Benedict, 64 of Deport

normaNorma Thomas Benedict, 64 of Deport, died in Paris Regional Medical Center on July 19, 2016.  Funeral Services have been scheduled for Thursday, July 21 at 10:30 am in the Chapel of Wood Funeral Homes with Reverend David Ham officiating.  Burial will follow in Highland Cemetery.  The family will receive friends on Wednesday evening beginning at 6pm at the Funeral Home in Deport.Image3

She was born in Deport on September 18, 1951, the daughter of LC and Thelma Farris Thomas.  She graduated Deport High School in 1970.  She married Laney Benedict on November 21, 1969.  He was 19, she was 18 and they have been married 47 years. Norma worked at Hollywood Vassarette before raising her children.  After they were older she worked at Huddleston’s Grocery in Bogata for many years and was working at Brushy Creek Farms when she became ill.

Norma is survived by her husband, Laney Benedict of Deport;  her daughter Lori Michelle Benedict Martin and her husband, Vance of Cuthand.  Norma is also survived by her mother Thelma Farris Mitchell of Deport.

She was preceded in death by her father and by her son, Leslie Wade Benedict on September 4, 2000.



  1. Irene Bryant says:

    Am so very sorry to hear of Norma’s passing. Thinking of all the family

    this difficult time.

  2. Vickie Deighton says:

    Laney & Lori, so sorry to hear of Norma’s passing. She was a kind an gentle soul. She will be greatly missed in this world but welcomed into a new one. So sorry for your loss.

  3. Ray and Pat Evers says:

    We have been gone since Monday and returned today Friday and learned of Norma’s passing. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Ray and Pat Evers

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