Mr. Ernest Carl Mangum, 68, of T-Bar Rd. Benson died Saturday evening May 6, 2017 at Wake Medical Center in Raleigh.

Mr. Mangum was born June 19, 1948 in Wayne Co. son of the late Ernest Carl and Betty Pearl Lewis Mangum and was also preceded in death by his wife Edna Johnson Barefoot.

Mr. Mangum had worked for Weeks Farms in Dunn.

A graveside service will be held 2 p.m. Monday, May 8, 2017 at Banner Chapel Church Cemetery in Benson with Mr. James Brown officiating.

Mr. Mangum is survived by his brother, Sammy Lee Mangum and wife Dolores of Goldsboro, other relatives, Gladys Lewis, Barbara Lewis, Carlina Wallace, Judy Wallace, Jerry and Ashley Mangum, step-daughters, Alice Kempka and husband Michael, Wendy Fitzjohn and husband Dennis and Bobbie Rigsbee and husband Danny all of Benson and Wanda McLamb and husband Mike of Four Oaks, three grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.

Family will receive friends Monday at 1:30 p.m. at the cemetery.

Arrangements are by Skinner & Smith Funeral Home of Dunn.