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Frances Ann Hawes Benton: Nakina

1937 – 2020

     Frances Ann Hawes Benton of Nakina died Thursday, April 9, in Grand Strand Regional Medical Center, Myrtle Beach. She was 83.

     Born March 12, 1937 in Columbus County, she was the daughter of the late Julius Neal Hawes and Lucy Lympus Faulk Hawes and the widow of Norman Cordis Benton.

     She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and caretaker of many. She was a member of Bethesda Fellowship Church in Nakina. She retired from National Spinning after more than 50 years of employment as an inspector and lab tech.

     She is survived by two daughters, Gloria Benton Fowler (Larry) and Lynne Benton Bryant (Lloyd) of Nakina; four grandchildren, Rocky Bryant (Anya), Tracy Bryant (Tracy), Angel Fowler Korros (Ryan) and Larramie Fowler (Summer); seven great grandchildren, Wesley, Roxanna, McKinley, Bryant, Braylon, Rylan and Jack; and one step grandchild, Jaclyn Ray.

     In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by one brother, Hilbert H. Hawes; and an infant sister, Dula Gray Hawes.

     Drop-in viewing will was planned from 2 to 5 p.m. Friday, April 10, in Inman Ward Funeral Home.

     A graveside service was planned for 2 p.m. Saturday, April 11, in Gore Community Cemetery with Rev. Ken Sides officiating, and pallbearers Rocky Bryant, Wesley Bryant, Tracy Ray, Larramie Fowler, Ryan Korros and Kevin Hawes.

     In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Bethesda Fellowship Church, 6758 Manley Smith Road, Nakina, NC 28455 or the Gore Community Cemetery Trust, 2296 Ramsey Ford Road, Nakina, NC 28455.

     A guest register is available here.