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Lois Barefoot Hood

January 9, 1934 — January 8, 2023



Benson, NC: Mrs. Lois Barefoot Hood, age 88, of E. Main Street, passed away on Sunday, January 8, 2023 at her residence surrounded by her loving family. Order of the Eastern Star Funeral Services will be held-11:00AM, Wednesday, January 11, 2023 at Benson Baptist Church in Benson. Officiating will be Dr. Lawrence Powers. Burial will follow in Roselawn Cemetery in Benson.

Mrs. Hood was born on January 9, 1934 in Johnston County to the late Rossie B. and Rella Clyde Parker Barefoot. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robin Whitley Hood; a son, John Ross Hood; a sister, Ruth Barefoot Thompson. Mrs. Hood was a Benson High School graduate where she was an all-county basketball player. She graduated from UNCG Women’s College and NC State University with a Master’s in Business. Mrs. Hood retired from Johnston County Public Schools as a guidance counselor. She and her late husband, established Robin Hood Enterprises, Inc. which began in the late 1950s that continues on today. Some of the companies were: Whitley Hood Insurance Agency, Robin Hood Truck Stop and Sherwood Forrest Restaurant, Robin Hood Oil Company, Thermo King of Benson, Robin Hood Container, Tobacco Acres Limited, Robin Hood Realty and numerous others. She was a member of Benson Baptist Church. Mrs. Hood was a 59-year member of the Lou Parrish Chapter 130 Order of the Eastern Star. She was a lifetime member of the North Carolina Association of Educators.

Surviving include her children, Robin Whitley Hood, II of Carolina Beach, Marian Rene` Hood Honeycutt and husband, Brian of Benson; daughter-in-law, Sheri Lynn Hood of Dunn; grandchildren, John Tyler Hood, Corey Robert Hood, Dylan Shepard Honeycutt, Reagan Whitley Vanek, Westin Hayes Vanek, Jake Harrison Vanek, Reese Taylor Honeycutt; half-brothers, Darrell Barefoot and Keith Barefoot; special family, Bonnie Barbour Honeycutt, Phyllis Warren Gerrell, and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 6:00PM to 8:00PM on Tuesday, January 10, 2023 at Benson Baptist Church Fellowship Hall in Benson and other times at the home.

Flowers are welcomed; however, memorials may be made to the Benson Baptist Church, P.O. Box 323 Benson, NC 27504, Lou Parrish Chapter 130 Order of the Eastern Star, Sudan Dunn Clowns, P.O. Box 340 Dunn, NC 28335.

Your thoughts and prayers are greatly appreciated during this time.

Arrangements by Rose and Graham Funeral Home in Benson, NC.

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Tuesday, January 10, 2023

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Wednesday, January 11, 2023

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