Dexter Benny Wines

Mar 13, 2014

In Loving Memory

CANTON — Dexter Benny Wines, 77, of Cedar Hill Drive, entered into his heavenly home Monday, March 10, 2014.

Mr. Wines was a lifelong resident of Haywood County and was the son of the late Dexter Clayton Wines and the late Vassie Dixon Wines. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Mary Sue Davis. Mr. Wines had been employed by Champion International in Waynesville for 31 and a half years and was also a dedicated employee of the Haywood County School System for 10 years. Benny truly enjoyed the outdoors, riding his horses and he was also an avid trader. He could often be found sampling fresh mountain water from the mountain waterfalls that he deeply loved.  Mr. Wines was of the Baptist faith and he will be great greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.  We will remember Dexter Benny Wines as a kind and gentle man with a true and giving heart.

He is survived by his loving wife of 37 years, Linda Sharpe Wines, of Canton; children, Jimmy Wines and his wife, Molly Wines, of Mooresville, Frank Wines and his wife, Cynthia Wines, of Salisbury, Tenya Wines of Canton, Randy Ledford and his wife, Denise Ledford, of Canton and Andy Ledford and his wife, Corrina Ledford, of California; brothers, Gerald Wines and his wife, Mary Wines, Howard Wines and his wife, Thelma Wines, Roger Dale Wines and his wife, Brenda Wines, all of Leicester and Bruce Wines and his wife, Cindy Wines, of Canton; sisters, Betty Jo Hoglan, of Asheville, Marion Ramsey and her husband, Walter Ramsey, of Tennessee, Shirley Carver and her husband, Van Carver, and Linda Gentry and her husband, Freddie Gentry, all of Canton; 14 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews and many dear friends.

Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday, March 16, in the chapel of Crawford/Ray Funeral Home.  The Revs. Donnie Henson and Jessie Hollingsworth will be officiating.  Burial will follow in Old Thickety Cemetery.  Serving as pallbearers will be Roger Dale Wines, Jimmy Wines, Frank Wines, Randy Ledford, Andy Ledford, Howard Wines and Clay Wines.

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