Ms. Mary Alice Benning, the daughter of the late Mr. Walter Hill Sr. and the late Mrs. Mary Lillie Hill, was born May 12, 1940 Fair Bluff, NC.  She attended public schools in Horry County. Ms. Mary Alice Benning found Christ at an early age and was a member of Bethel AME Church. She was also a member of the Senior Circle.  She worked as a Head Housekeeper at Holiday Inn for 20+ years, Beach Colony Resort, and Ramada Ocean Forest until she retired.  Ms. Mary was a devoted advocate to keeping her community clean and safe.  She was also devoted to caring for her siblings.  She entered into eternal rest Sunday July 21, 2019 surrounded by her loving family and friends.

She is predeceased by four brothers; Jerry Hill, Ralph Hill, Walter “June Bug” Hill, James Albert Hill; one sister Julie Ann Roberts, and one son, Avery Dean Hill. She leaves to cherish fond and loving memories, one daughter; Teresa C. Moore of Conway, two brothers; Levern (Margaree) Hill, Kent (Gloria) Smith, two sisters; Albertha Sarvis, Phyllis Moses, one granddaughter; Sheree Alicia Hills; one daughter-in-law, Sherry Hills, a very special friend and neighbor; Mrs. Dorothy McCray, one brother-in-law; James (Cathy) Benning and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM Monday, July 29, 2019 at Bethel AME Church in Conway.  The family will receive friends from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Sunday at Ocean View Funeral Home, Conway Chapel. 

The Ocean View Funeral Home, Conway Chapel is assisting the Benning Family.



  • Benning family -Hill family I’m so very sorry for your loss..The family is in my thoughts and prayers…God bless

  • I love you momma! I miss you so much!

    • She was a very good woman she will truly be missed we’ve all had some fond memories with her and family if there’s anything I can do don’t hesitate to ask love always Thomas

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