Benjamin Anders Butterworth

September 16, 1934March 14, 2012

Ben Butterworth, USMC Retired, lost his short but courageous battle with cancer on March 14, 2012. He has now crossed that Rainbow Bridge and joined his beloved Fred, Wilma and Pebbles to name just a few. Ben was born September 16, 1934 in Barnesboro, PA and is pre-deceased by his father and beloved Mother Edith. Left behind to remember his fantastic sense of humor, words of wisdom, steadfast belief in loyalty to country, family and friends is his wife of 22 years, Janice Orrell-Butterworth and the 4 loving daughters he raised; Ellen Camin of Raleigh, Janet and husband Dwight Little of Durham, Ruth and husband Jeff Watson of Cary and Jennifer Bullock of Fuquay-Varina. He leaves 6 grandchildren, Christopher Camin of Raleigh, Katherine (Camin) Farrow of Alaska, Jeffrey and Emily Watson of Cary, Lawton and Anders Bullock of Fuquay-Varina as well as 2 great grandchildren, Nikkita Camin Farrow and Alayna Camin. Ben is survived by his sister, Elin and husband Murray Steffey and their 3 sons, Tom and wife Martha, Tim and wife Cindee, and Mark as well as 4 second generation nephews, Josh, Kyle, Nathan and Zachery; his half brothers Charlie, Ralph and Bob and half sister, Cindy all of Pennsylvania. Also mourning him is his cherished, couch potato blanket-snatching Jack Russell, Petey. We will all miss him dearly. After his USMC retirement, Ben joined several military organizations, including, but not limited to the DAV, American Legion and the VFW. He is a Past Post Commander of the VFW. Twenty some odd years ago, he was fortunate enough to enjoy an early retirement from CP&L. In lieu of flowers, it was Ben’s request that you adopt a shelter pet or make a donation to an animal-related charity. Following with Ben and Janice’s tradition, Ben has asked that all of his friends gather at the Anchor Inn located on Holden Beach Road and further request that attire at his Memorial Service be casual. Memorial Service will be at 11:00 on Friday March 23 at Coble Ward Smith, 603 Ocean Hwy, Supply, NC.


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March 27, 2012

It is our sorrow to hear of the passing of a great friend and comrade, Barbara and I will truley miss him.

David and Barbara Waggoner

Mark Steffey

March 24, 2012

Uncle Ben I best remember the great funny presents you always gave me over the years. I am truly happy that I have been able to spend time with you over the last couple of summers. Miss you ...

Brian LeValley

March 24, 2012

While we feel the loss of your presence we know that you are in a Greater place now. Rest in peace

Gloria Draughon

March 24, 2012

Read about Ben's passing in the N&O. We worked together at CP&L in the 70's. We always laughed and joked around. Ben was always a very nice person. ......Gloria Draughon (Raleigh)

March 23, 2012

Loving you was easier than anything I'll ever do again. I really woud trade in all of my tomorrows for one single yesterday. I will always love & honor you. Janice

March 22, 2012

Heartfelt Sympathy to you and your family during this difficult time.
Sheriff John W. Ingram,V
Brunswick County Sheriff's Office

Ruth Watson

March 20, 2012

Dad You will forever be in my heart! I love you very much. Until we meet again, and we will, Take Care of yourself and remember I will always Love You!!!

Doug Miller

March 20, 2012

Ben - you were like a big brother to me. The fun we had traveling to Atlanta, White Lake, bumper pool, home movies. You were a great friend. I'll miss you.

Ellen Camin

March 19, 2012

My dearest Daddy- I will miss your great personality and Laughter, your friendship and love.

March 18, 2012

Always remember that life is one big memory and no one can take those from you. Always hold and cherish them and your daddy will live forever. Listen real close and you will hear a new voice in heavens choir. I am thinking of all of you and feel your hearts. Keep your faith and know that He needed your daddy a little more........... Ken Wall (Garner, NC)