Joe E. Benningfield, 62, a lifelong Sutter and Butte County resident died Sunday, April 14, 2013 at his youngest daughter's residence. A veteran of the U.S. Army. Joe's passions in life included fishing, hunting, enjoying time with friends and family. He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Tommie Benningfield; son Bill Masterson, of Ten Mile, Tennessee; daughter LeAnn Lawton, of Yuba City, California; son Bryan Benningfield, of Olivehurst, California; and daughter, Jamie Wood, of Live Oak, California. He is also survived by many brothers and sisters.