Registered Nurse, U.S. Army Nurse Corps, presently Pastor of a local church, Tabernacle of Hope Ministries, District 1 County Commissioner
Civic and Community Service
Inactive reservist in the U.S. Army Nurse Corps
Waycross College and South Georgia College Associate of Science in Nursing and Associate of Arts in Psychology, United Christian College in Goldsboro, North Carolina Bachelor of Theology, Refreshing Faith Bible College in Woodbine Master of Divinity
Alphya was born in Brunswick, Georgia to Edith Frazier and Alphonza Cooper, the third of six Siblings. She is a devoted Mother of three. Along with her husband Arthur Benefield, Jr., a local Businessman, she is the Grandmother of seven grandchildren. Commissioner Benefield and Mr. Benefield reside in the city of Folkston. She is committed to God, her family and the entire Charlton County community.