Virginia Pope Benson

    Birth Date: 11/09/1927
    Deceased Date: 10/14/2018

    Smithfield – Edith Virginia Pope Benson, age 91, died Sunday, October 14, 2018 in Smithfield Manor. Born November 9, 1927 in Johnston County she was a daughter of the late Dallas and Bertie Brummett Pope. She was preceded in death by her husband, Cleveland Thomas Benson; and many brothers and sisters. Virginia was a member of Pine Level Pentecostal Holiness Church.
    Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, October 17, 2018 in the chapel of Parrish Funeral Home with Rev. Roger Banks and Rev. Jerry Barbee officiating. Burial will follow in Piney Grove Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. Wednesday just prior to the service.
    Surviving are her children, Rufus Benson and wife Betty of Selma, Thomas Benson of Raleigh, Florence Pittman and husband Robert of Smithfield, Bill Benson of Asheville, and J.C. Benson of Whiteville; brother, George Pope; sisters, Louise VanHoy and Elsie Smith; fourteen grandchildren; thirteen great grandchildren; and four great great grandchildren.
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