Wanda Lee Ward Benson, 59, died Tuesday, May 31, 2016 at New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington. She was the daughter of Annie Mae Adams Ward and the widow of Julian Ray Benson.
The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, June 2 at Worthington Funeral Home in Chadbourn. Final rites will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, June 3 in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Don Squires officiating. Interment will be in Hosea Simmons Cemetery in Nakina.
She is survived by one daughter, Ashley Amanda Benson Hobbs of Chadbourn; one son, Corbitt Ray “Buddy” Benson of the home; her father, Corbet Ward of Whiteville; three sisters, Brenda Ward Reeves of Nakina, Juanita Ward Goodwin and Mary Ward McKeithan, both of Whiteville; and one grandson.