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Margot Benton Summers Williston


June 24, 2019

Margot Benton Summers Williston, 78, of Pisgah Forest, passed away Saturday, June 22, 2019, at her home.

She was the daughter of the late Philip Maxwell Benton and Virginia Clair Simpson Benton. In addition to her parents, her second husband, Kenneth L. Williston, preceded her in death.

She received a B.S. in journalism from the University of Maryland and worked at the National Trust for Historic Preservation in Washing-ton, D.C. and The Adams Group in Rockville, Md. After moving to Pisgah Forest, she worked at Brevard College, Young Creative Associates and Downtown Hendersonville, Inc.

She enjoyed tennis, bowling, skiing and was quite the shag dancer.

She is survived by a daughter, Virginia Carter (David), of Brevard; two sons, Murray Summers Jr. and Kendrick Summers (Bonnie), of Virginia Beach, Va .; one brother, Philip C. Benton; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be announced at a later date.

She was loved and will be missed dearly.

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Moore-Blanchard Funerals & Cremations is caring for the family.


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