James Alexander Benton

June 10, 1949 - May 6, 2009
James Alexander Benton

James Alexander Benton, 59, of Watha, NC and formerly of Wilmington, NC, died unexpectedly Wednesday afternoon at his home in Watha.

Born June 10, 1949, Mr. Benton was the son of James Clifford Benton and Mrs. Lula Mae Parker Benton. He was an asbestos removal technician.

Surviving are his wife, Diane Morgan Benton; one son, David Morgan, both of the home; two daughters, Leslie Shaw and husband Frank of Colorado and Jenifer Woods and husband Mike of California; one sister, Pat Hutton of Wilmington; 6 grandchildren. Mr. Benton was preceded n death by a sister, Denise.

A memorial service will be held at 7:00 PM Saturday at the Brookfield Church of God located at 131 Elliott Drive, Wilmington, NC 28405. The family will receive friends for one hour prior to the services.

Wilmington Burial and Cremation Service, 1553 S 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403 910.791.9099


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  • May 08, 2009
    Margaret Z. Rhodes says:
    Leslie and Jenifer, I am so sorry for the loss of your dad. He will always be in your heart. Know that we are all thinking of you at this sad time. Love, Margaret

  • May 08, 2009
    Kendal says:
    Diane, I am so sorry for your loss. You were a great wife and friend to Alex. I know you will miss him.

  • May 08, 2009
    Leslie says:
    Diane, I want to thank you for being there for daddy when Jenny and I couldn't be. We will be forever grateful. The loss of daddy is very difficult and our hearts are broken. I will always love and miss him.

  • May 08, 2009
    Laura Henson says:
    Leslie and Jenny, I am so sorry for your loss. I can't imagine what you are going through. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your families. Love you both.

  • May 08, 2009
    Jenifer Woods says:
    This loss is great. My heart is broken. I will love and miss my daddy forever!