FAYETTEVILLE—Betty Lou Benjamin McDowell, 76, formerly of Chadbourn, died Tuesday, November 6, at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center.
She was the daughter of the late Lonnie Benjamin and Sarah Newkirk Benjamin.
The funeral will be 3:00 PM Sunday, November 11, at Jerusalem Chapel Free Will Baptist Church, 6224 Chadbourn Highway, Chadbourn, by Bishop Frederick Murray. Burial will be in the Belvue Cemetery.
Viewing will be at Peoples Funeral Home of Whiteville Saturday from 4:00 to 7:00 PM and at the church Sunday one hour prior to and following the service. The family will receive friends Saturday from 6:00 to 7:00 PM at the funeral home.
Surviving are her daughters, Valerie McDowell and Sonya Guilford of Bladenboro, Marcia McDowell of Newtonville, NJ, and Lisa Saunders of Charlotte; sons, Carlos McDowell of Egg Harbor, NJ, Jeffrey McDowell of Whiteville, and Marlon McDowell of Albany, NY; sisters, Leanna Thompson and Marthella Benjamin of Chadbourn, Arlene Gerald of Williamstown, NJ, and LaDonna Watson of Newtonville, NJ; and brother, John Benjamin of Newtonville, NJ.
A service of Peoples Funeral Home of Whiteville’