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William Benton Hodges

July 23, 1969 ~ October 1, 2017 (age 48)

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Memorial Graveside Service
October 12, 2017

3:00 PM
Raeford Cemetery
700 E. Central Ave
Raeford, North Carolina 28376

William ‘Benton’ Hodges, 48, passed away on October 1, 2017.

Born July 23, 1969 in Sandwich, IL to the late Max R. and Jean H. Hodges.

Benton had been a resident of Raleigh, NC since 2003.

Benton attended Hoke County High School. 

Benton enjoyed the outdoors where he felt most at home.  Camping, fishing and wildlife knowledge were favorite pastimes.  An amateur archaeologist, he spent countless hours combing the streams, lakes and forests in search of native artifacts and then researching their origin. He was a partner of The Garden Spot in West End, NC. 

Never married, he loved his twin brother’s children and his girlfriend, Tracy Riley’s daughter, Hailey, as if they were his own.  

He is survived by his twin brother, William ‘Dellus’ Hodges; sister, Janet R. Lee, both of Raleigh, NC.  Other siblings are Michael Hicks of Spring Branch, Texas; Lex Latham of York, PA; Anna Hodges Smith of Fayetteville, NC, and his Aunt Robin Anselmini of Raeford, NC and numerous nieces and nephews.

A memorial graveside service will be held at Raeford Cemetery, Thursday, October 12th, 2017 at 3:00 pm.  The Reverend Michael L. McGehee of Red Springs, NC will officiate.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the NC Wildlife Endowment Fund, NC Wildlife Resources Commission, 1702 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-1702. 

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