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Sara Tennant Benefield

(HOOVER) Graveside services for Sara Tennant Benefield, 96, of Hoover, will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, March 27, 2024, at Randolph Memory Gardens with Bro. Mark Lowry and Bro. David Henry officiating.

Mrs. Benefield passed away on Friday, March 22, in Madison.

Survivors include her son, James Tyre Benefield of Madison; and a sister-in-law, Sue Tennant.

A Wedowee native, Mrs. Benefield was born on Nov. 22, 1927, the daughter of Charles Albert Tennant, Sr., and Nancy Carpenter Tennant.  She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Roanoke and worked in accounting for Roanoke Wholesale before retiring.  Mrs. Benefield was also a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution.  She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Lt. Col. (Ret.) James Porter Benefield; and siblings, William Barto “Bill” Tennant, Charles Albert Tennant, Jr., Tom Tennant, Joe Frank Tennant, Rachel T. Sanders, Ruth T. Yarbrough and Mary Jane T. Shumate.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to First Baptist Church of Roanoke, c/o Mark R. Lowry, 6435 Louina Road, Roanoke, AL 36274.

Online condolences may be expressed at

Quattlebaum Funeral Home, Roanoke.