Debra Jean Clark Benfield, 64, of Newland, N.C., passed away on Saturday, Feb. 13, 2021 at her home.

Born on Oct. 16, 1956 in Avery County, she was the daughter of the late Harvey Sandy and Marie Hughes Clark.

Debra worked as a RN for Life Care for decades. She loved her family. She also liked to ski and travel when she had the chance. She was most memorable for her sense of humor.

Left to cherish her memories are her husband, Phillip Franklin of the home; daughters, Cassie Franklin and Melissa Eggena and husband Jon; stepchildren, Ashley Franklin and husband Angel Menendez and Kalum Franklin and wife Carney; her grandchildren, Jada Jeronimo, Olivia Eggena, Xzavier Jeronimo, Ezra Franklin, Jeffrey Franklin and Benjamin Franklin, many aunts, nieces and nephews and many friends she loved even though she did not get to see or speak to them in the past few years.

A private family Memorial Service is planned at a later date.

Due to the current COVID-19 regulations, our staff is committed to taking care of our guests and families that we serve. Please understand we will be following the State’s COVID-19 guidelines. We also ask all guests and family members attending the visitation and service to please bring and wear a mask at all times and maintain social distancing.

Words of comfort may be e-mailed to the family by going to our website;, selecting Debra Benfield’s name and then you may sign his guestbook.

Webb Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements for Ms. Benfield and is honored to be serving the Benfield family.

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