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Kathy Joan (Crouch) Lucas "Benfield" of Reidsville, N.C.

Updated February 9, 2005

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I am Kathy Joan Lucas, daughter of Mildred Naomi Crouch and J.D. Richard Lucas. I was born on 8/12/49 at Annie Penn Mem. Hospital in Reidsville, N.C. (Rockingham Co.) My father, 79, was born in Benson, N.C., the youngest of nine children born of Callie Reid Vaughn Lucas and James William Lucas, both deceased. My mother, 76, was born in Reidsville, N.C., seventh of ten children born of Martha Lou Gilley Crouch of Virginia and Thomas Walter Crouch of Virginia, both deceased. I have two older sisters, Shirley Ann Lucas Flowers, (59)passed on 9/24/03, Connie Marie Lucas Harris (57) and two younger brothers, Richard Danny Lucas (54) and Tony Michael Lucas (52). I am married to Jimmy Dareal Benfield (61) of Reidsville, N.C. His parents are Cecil Welborn Benfield, deceased, and Catherine Ann Lucas Fogleman (76). He has two blood brothers, Gary Lee and Ronald David. He has three step brothers, Paul Lucas, Quinton & Randy Benfield and one step sister, Candace Benfield. We had a fraternal set of twins in 1970. Our little girl, Catherine Nadine and little Jimmy, Jr. only lived three days. They are buried at the Washington, D.C. National Cemetery. Jimmy has two beautiful children by his first marriage to Barbara Ann Knauer, Darlene Ruthanne Benfield (44) and Darryl Ricky Benfield, (40). We have a daughter, Wendy Michelle Benfield Wells (33) and Richard Damon (32). Wendy has six children, Kristian Ann (17), Brandie Danielle (15), Amber Michelle (13), Jamie Cheyenne Natori (10), Robert Anthony (7) and Alexandra Michelle (4). Richard is married to Heather Smith. They have one son, James Nathaniel Benfield. Jimmy, Kristian and I live in Browns Summit, N.C., Richard, Heather and Nathan live in Tobaccoville, N.C., Wendy, Brandie, Amber, Cheyenne and Robert live in Jacksonville, Florida and Alexandra lives in Virginia. Darla and her fiancee live in Slidell, LA. She has a beautiful daughter, Kandi King, (30) who has a handsome son, Kyle (5) who live in Greenbelt, MD. Jimmy served 16 & 1/2 years in the Army, one of which was in Vietnam in the 101st Airborn Screaming Eagles from 12/67 through 12/68. He was in a short-range reconnassance team throughout his time in Nam. He was awarded the Bronze Star, the Purple Heart (one validated) two others off the record, Combat Infantryman Badge, the Army Commendation Medal, Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry with Palm, Presidential Unit Citation, Meritorious Unit Citation, NCO Professional Development Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribon, Valorous Unit Citation, Vietnam Presidential Unit Citation, Expert Parachutist Badge, Helicopter Crew Chief Badge and Expert Rifle, Pistol, Carbine Badges. He got out in '83.

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