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William Thomas Benton: Tabor City

    William Thomas Benton of Tabor City died Monday, March 30, in Lower Cape Fear Hospice & LifeCareCenter, Whiteville. He was 78.
    Born Feb. 14, 1937 in Columbus County, he was the son of the late Barney Benton and Ruth Duncan Benton. He was preceded in death by one sister, Connie Benton.
    He is survived by his wife, Barbara Long Benton of the home; two sons, Barry “Bo” Benton and William Chad Benton of Tabor City; and three grandchildren.
    Visitation was planned from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 31, in Inman Ward Funeral Home, Tabor City.
    Funeral services were planned for 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 1, in Dulah Baptist Church, Tabor City, with burial following in Pireway Independent Cemetery, Tabor City.
    A guest register is available here.

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