Rachel Thomas McCain Benjamin
August 2, 1939 ~ March 12, 2010
Celebration of Life services for Rachel Thomas McCain Benjamin, 70, of Hughes Springs will be at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, March 15 at First United Methodist Church in Hughes Springs. Mrs. Benjamins burial service will follow in Cornett Cemetery under direction of Reeder-Davis Funeral Home, Inc. of Hughes Springs. Visitation will be from 3:00-5:00 p.m. on Sunday at Reeder-Davis Funeral Home. Mrs. Benjamin died Friday, March 12 at her residence. She was born August 2, 1939 in the Cornett Community near Hughes Springs. Since 1989, she worked along side her husband, Earl Benjamin, as a business partner in River Port Lumber located in Jefferson, Texas. In her retirement, she has served her beloved community in many ways. She was a Sunday School teacher at First United Methodist Church of Hughes Springs, co-chairman of the Interested Women of the Church, volunteer and great supporter of local nursing homes, and had a significant role in initiating the Hughes Springs Library Foundation. When her children were young, she was a scout leader and an MYF leader, positions that she held dear. For many years, she and her husband have been generous contributors of time and money to civic and church projects of Hughes Springs. Rachels church and community were very important to her, and she has left a great legacy for both. She is survived by her husband Earl Benjamin of Hughes Springs; one daughter Sheila McCain of Hughes Springs; two sons and daughters-in-law Doug and Belinda McCain of Diana and Cliff and Charlotte McCain of Hughes Springs; three brothers and sisters-in-law Sam and Doris Thomas of Hughes Springs, Charles and Jackie Thomas of Carterville and David and Betty Thomas of the Cornett community near Hughes Springs; several aunts and uncles; six grandchildren (and spouses) Dr.Amber and husband J.P. Daub of Hallsville, Rocky Ryan Liles of Hughes Springs, Kenley and husband Chase Garcia of Gladewater, Chase McCain of Diana, Cody McCain of Longview and Carly McCain of Hughes Springs; and two great grandchildren Hudson and Harrison Daub of Hallsville. She was an adopted mother and grandmother of many who held very special places in her heart. The support and guidance that she provided to everyone she encountered will be long-felt. Mrs. Benjamins family invite her many friends to join us in the celebration of her life.