Floyd Green Benton



Floyd Green Benton, 83, of Cerro Gordo, went to be with God on Sunday, May 21 at Angel House Hospice Care Center in Whiteville, North Carolina. He was born on July 26, 1933 in Columbus County, North Carolina to the late Valery James Benton, Sr. and Hettie Jane Green Benton. He was preceded in death by his parents and by eight siblings: Marjorie (in infancy), Kathleen (in infancy), James Franklin "Buster" Benton, Valery James Benton, Jr., Rachel Benton Dubay, Louise Benton Riley, Betty Benton Hubbard, and Sudie Benton Williamson.

Floyd graduated from Cerro Gordo High School, attended Campbell University, and then enlisted in the United States Air Force. He served in the Air Force for 23 years; after his retirement from the Air Force, he enrolled at Southeastern Community College, earning an Associate degree in Licensed Practical Nursing. After completing his nursing coursework, Floyd worked in the nursing field for 25 years, primarily at the Fair Bluff Medical Clinic with Dr. Rose Farias, Debbie, and Terri.

Floyd was a member of Cerro Gordo Baptist Church and attended Living Word Christian Church.

The viewing will take place on Tuesday, May 23, at Living Word Christian Church (1:00-3:00). The funeral service will be held immediately afterward at the church, with Reverend Ron Fields and Willard McPherson officiating. Interment will take place at the Chadbourn Memorial Cemetary after the service.

Floyd is survived by his wife, Betty Lou Wilcox Benton of the home; three children: Ida Benton Slawson of Cerro Gordo, Nancy Benton Adcox of Cerro Gordo, and James Floyd "Jamie" Benton (Chelsey) of Sumter, South Carolina; one brother, Richard Earl Benton of Chadbourn; four grandchildren (with a fifth on the way): Bethany Tiffany (Curtis) of Cerro Gordo, Erin Schultz (Christian) of Alabama, Miranda Adcox of Laurel Hill, and Colin Benton of Texas; and seven great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to: Lower Cape Fear Hospice (Angel House Hospice Care Center), 206 Warrior Trail Road, Whiteville, North Carolina 28472; and Living Word Christian Church, 6374 Chadbourn Highway, Chadbourn, North Carolina 28431.