Service to be Thursday. Minnie Pearl Maness Benson, 77, of Newport, died Tuesday at
Britthaven of Newport.
Her funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Munden Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. James Gurganus officiating. Burial will follow in Gethsemane Memorial Park.
Mrs. Benson was a member of the Eastern Star and Holly Springs Free Will Baptist Church.
She is survived by a son, Ricky Benson and wife Pam of Newport; and two grandchildren, Samantha Benson and Jason Nichols, both of Newport.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Howard Benson; and a daughter, Sheila B. Nichols.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. today at Munden Funeral Home and Crematory Inc. of Morehead City.
Memorial donations may be made to Silver Creek Free Will Baptist Church Stained Glass Window Fund, 518 Pelletier Loop Road, Cape Carteret, N.C. 28584.