Martha M. Wilson, 83


Martha Slankard Matthews Wilson, 83, of Benson died Tuesday, June 12, 2018, at Transitions Life-Care Hospice in Raleigh.

She was born in Lake Port, Calif., on June 1, 1935, to the late William Henry Slankard and Lucinda Wagner Slankard. She was also preceded in death by her first husband, Junior Elwood Matthews; her son, David Preston Matthews; and several brothers and sisters.

Funeral services will be held 3 p.m. Friday in the nave of St. Stephens Episcopal Church. The Rev. Ann Burts will preside. She will be laid to rest at Pleasant Union Church Cemetery, Lillington.

Survivors include her husband, Dale Wilson; daughter, Lori Rice of Erwin; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be Friday from 1 to 3 p.m. at St. Stephens Episcopal Church, Erwin.

In lieu of customary remembrances, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105; or Transitions LifeCare Hospice, 250 Hospice Circle, Raleigh, NC 27607.

Arrangements by Cromartie-Miller Funeral Home.


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