She was born Jan. 21, 1943, in Clayton to the late John and Ethel Watts. She was the wife of Bill Benfield. Janie was retired from the textile industry and was a member of Carver’s Chapel Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by: her loving youngest son, Mark Benfield; and three brothers, Charlie, William and J.D. Watts.
Survivors include: her husband, Bill Benfield of Clayton;, two sons and their wives, John and Janet Benfield and Scot and Linda Benfield, all of Clayton; a brother, Anthony Watts of Franklin, N.C.; a sister, Margaret Crunkleton of Tiger; a daughter-in-law, Melanie Benfield of Clarkesville; five grandchildren, Nathan, Austin, Jordan, Madison and Faith Benfield; and several nephews, nieces and cousins.
Funeral services were held Sunday at Hunter Funeral Home with the Revs. Danny Cannon and Jewel Gaines officiating. Graveside services were held at the John and Ethel Watts Family Cemetery with the Rev. Tony Goss and layman Lloyd Hunter officiating.
Hunter Funeral home was in charge of arrangements. An online guestbook is available at www.hunterfuneralhomega.com.