Dora (Dale) Benson

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Dora Dale Benson, 95, of Delco, died Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012, at Lower Cape Fear Hospice and LifeCareCenter, in Wilmington.
Dora was born April 17, 1917, in Delco, a daughter of the late Mary Catherine Mintz Dale and John Madison Dale.
Her husband, Daniel James Benson; a sister, Grace Benson, and six brothers, Theodore, Warren, Robert, Johnnie, Charlie and Edison Dale, preceded her in death.
Mrs. Benson was a member of Delco Seventh Day Adventist Church. She was a homemaker and a devoted wife, mother and grandmother.
She is survived by a son, James Benson (Diane); three daughters, Bonnie Kirby and Lucy Simpson (Calvin), all of Delco, and Doris Baxendell of Wilmington; brother, Ezra Dale of Leland; two sisters, Virginia Malpass and Margaret Malpass, both of Delco; five grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
The family received friends from 3-5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 12, at Andrews Market Street Chapel.
A funeral service was at 4 p.m. Monday, Aug. 13, at Piney Grove Advent Christian Church in Delco, with the Rev. Durwood Jackson officiating.
The family greeted friends at the church prior to the service. Interment followed the service in the church cemetery.
Condolences may be sent to the family at
Arrangements by Andrews Market Street Chapel, Wilmington.
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Andrews Mortuary & Crematory - Market Street Chapel
Wilmington, NC 28401
(910) 762-7788
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Published in The Brunswick Beacon on Aug. 16, 2012
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