Coble Ward-Smith Funeral & Cremation Service

3915 Oleander Drive, Wilmington, NC


Barbara Hines Benson

February 2, 1933January 6, 2020

Barbara Hines Benson, 86 of Wilmington, NC went to be with the Lord on Monday January 6, 2020.

Barbara was born on February 2, 1933 in Wilmington, NC daughter to the late John R. Hines and Texie W. Hines. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Archie Lee “Hunker” Benson; sister, Joan H. Devoley; and son, James T. Crawford, Jr.

She was loved by many and was known in the community from her 25 years working as a mortgage officer at NCNB, now Bank of America. She was also very active in her church and was a charter member at Oleander United Methodist Church.

Barbara is survived by her niece, Dede Devoley Orr and her spouse, Terrell D. Orr and a great nephew, Johnathon T. Orr, and many beloved cousins.

Funeral Service will be held at 11:00am on Tuesday January 14, 2020 at Oleander United Methodist Church, 5810 Oleander Drive, Wilmington, NC 28403. The family will receive guests one hour prior to the service. Interment will follow at Oleander Memorial Gardens, 306 Bradley Drive, Wilmington, NC 28409.

Memorial contributions may be to Alzheimer Association Eastern North Carolina Chapter, 5171 Glenwood Ave Suite 101, Raleigh, NC 27612. Condolences may be made to www.coblewardsmithwilmington.com


  • Funeral Service Tuesday, January 14, 2020
  • Interment Tuesday, January 14, 2020


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Peggy Singleton

January 10, 2020

I worked with Barbara over the years in many compacities. She was a very sweet person and always had a smile.