Elizabeth Caroline Benbow

Elizabeth Caroline Benbow

Female 1913 - 2012

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  • Born  29 Sep 1913  Greensboro, Guilford County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Female 
    Died  17 May 2012  Durham, Durham County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    • Mrs. Elizabeth Benbow Corbett, 98, passed away Thursday, May 17, 2012. She was born in Greensboro, NC, the daughter of the late Edward Perry Benbow and Anne Riddick Benbow. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Fisher Corbett; and her brothers, Edward Perry Benbow, Jr. and DeWitt Clinton Benbow.

      Elizabeth was a student in the first Commercial Art program in 1938 at UNC Chapel Hill and remained a faithful Tarheel. She was employed in the Display Dept. at Meyers Department Store in Greensboro where she met her husband of 58 years. She was an accomplished lifelong watercolor artist. Elizabeth was active in Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts her entire life and was the manager of the Boy Scout department at Belk Department Store in Charlotte for 20 years.

      Elizabeth was a resident of Spring Arbor Assisted Living in Durham and was a member of St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Durham where she enjoyed attending the Thursday Communion service and luncheon.

      Mrs. Corbett is survived by her daughters, Elizabeth Corbett Newlin and husband, Robert of Durham, and Julia Benbow Corbett Coward and husband, Aubrey of Asheville, NC; her son, William Fisher Corbett, Jr. and wife, Joyce of Advance, NC; and her 11 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

      A funeral service will be held at a later date. Mrs. Corbett will be buried at Greenhill Cemetery in Greensboro, NC. The family is being assisted in Durham by Clements Funeral Service, Inc... In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church Rector’s Discretionary Fund, 82 Kimberly Drive Durham, NC 27707.

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    Person ID  I6488  Benbow Family and Allied Lines
    Last Modified  5 Jan 2013 

    Father  Edward Perry Benbow,   b. 21 Apr 1890, Greensboro, Guilford County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Oct 1971, Greensboro, Guilford County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  08 Aug 1912  Edenton, Chowan County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F32  Group Sheet

    Family  William Fisher Corbett,   b. 25 Sep 1911, Wilmington, New Hanover County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Oct 1999, Asheville, Buncombe County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  05 Jan 1941  Greensboro, Guilford County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • one son and two daughters
    Last Modified  4 Sep 2011 
    Family ID  F2220  Group Sheet

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    Elizabeth Caroline Benbow, wife of William Fisher Corbett
    Elizabeth Caroline Benbow, wife of William Fisher Corbett


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