Carey Benton, 81, passed away Saturday, Jan. 30, 2021, at Columbus Regional Healthcare in Whiteville.
Carey was born Sept. 14, 1939, in Columbus County, to the late Clarence Poe Benton and Madge Lenora Grissom Benton. He was the widower of Patricia “Pat” Arp Benton.
An informal drop-in memorial/remembrance service, with the family, will be held Sunday, March 7, between the hours of 1-4 p.m. at Carey’s Home located at 1623 Waccamaw Shores Rd., Lake Waccamaw, N.C. 28450. Worthington Funeral Home of Chadbourn is serving the family.
Survivors include one son, Joseph Carey Benton (Amanda) of Ivanhoe; one daughter, Sharon Janet Benton Lyne (Jeff) of Mooresville; two siblings, Martin Benton and Bertie B. Lanehart, both of Whiteville; and seven grandchildren, Kinsey Lyne, Natalie Lyne, Olivia Lyne, Adam Lyne, Emily Benton, Elizabeth Benton and Sarah Benton.