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Mary Frances Benton: Nakina

    Mary Frances Benton died Friday, Jan. 25, in Shoreland Nursing Home in Whiteville. She was 83.
    Born in Columbus County, she was the daughter of the late Henry Morris and Ellen Faulk Long. She was the widow of the late George Baggett Benton.
    She is survived by a daughter, Kay Inman of Whiteville; a son, George W. Benton of Whiteville; a brother, Joe Long of Nakina, five grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, and five great-great grandchildrfen.
    She was preceded in death by a daughter, Grey Benton; a son, Dale Benton; two sisters, Beulah Chestnut and Odies Norris, and one great-great grandson.
    Visitation was planned from 6 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 26, at Inman Funeral Home in Tabor City,
     Funeral services were planned for 2 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home chapel. Burial was to follow in Ward Cemetery, Nakina.
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