Lurene Hardee <I>Smith</I> Benton

Lurene Hardee Smith Benton

Birth
Loris, Horry County, South Carolina, USA
Death 7 Jan 2021 (aged 91)
Myrtle Beach, Horry County, South Carolina, USA
Burial Loris, Horry County, South Carolina, USA
Memorial ID 66897508 · View Source
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Loris, South Carolina
Mrs. Lurene Hardee Smith Benton, age 91, passed away on Thursday, January 7, 2021 at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center following an illness.

Mrs. Benton was born on July 16, 1929 in Loris, SC, to the late William Jesse Hardee and the late Effie Prince Hardee. After the passing of her mother in 1931 she was raised by Simon F. and Mary Olga Todd.

She lived each day showing her community, church family, friends and most of all her family, what the definition of being selfless really means. Her door was always open to everyone. If you stopped by for a visit, you would not leave hungry and you left knowing you were loved as well.

Gardening was a labor of love that she enjoyed along with sharing what she had, from jarred pickles, a pot of butter beans & rice, to her famous strawberry shortcake. Her faith was strong, and her greatest accomplishment was her family whom she loved unconditionally.

Survivors include her children, Nadine Cartrette (David Lee, Jesse Smith, Karen Cox (Allen), and Craig Smith; her grandchildren, Dwayne Cartrette (Angie), Gary Cartrette, Bridget Gore (Alex), Jarrod Smith, Heath Cox (Brooke), Brandi Schaffer (John); her great-grandchildren, Kayla O’Ferrell (Justin), Sherridan Parrott (Ben), Savannah Livingston (Justin), Justin Prince, Kirby Gore, Harley Smith, Briggs Cox, Aiden Schaffer, Brooklynn Webber, Camden Cox, Jakoby Schaffer, Colten Webber; and her great-great-grandchildren, Layton, Dawson, Claire, Deacon, and Laurie Grace.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Benton was predeceased by her two husbands, Tybea B. Smith and Willie Benton and son, Keith Smith.

Graveside services will be held at 3:00 PM Friday, January 15, 2021 at Carter Cemetery with Pastor Donnie Graham and Rev. Wendell Ray officiating.

Hardwick Funeral Home


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  • Find a Grave Memorial 66897508
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Lurene Hardee Smith Benton (16 Jul 1929–7 Jan 2021), Find a Grave Memorial no. 66897508, citing Carter Cemetery, Loris, Horry County, South Carolina, USA ; Maintained by wndwlker (contributor 47340661) .