07/21/13 — BENJAMIN T. CAREY

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June 15, 1927-July 19, 2013

PIKEVILLE -- Benjamin Thayer Carey, 86, passed away on Friday, July 19, 2013, at Wayne Memorial Hospital surrounded by his loving family.

Benjamin was born in Clarke County, Ga., on June 15, 1927, to the late John Joseph and Ruby Lee Daniel Carey. He was married to the late Doris Wages Carey.

Benjamin's passion was golf. If it was a beautiful day, he enjoyed being on the course, sharing shots and laughter with his friends. He was a member of Saulston United Methodist Church. He was also a retired gunner with the United States Air Force.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, July 22, 2013, at 7:30 p.m. at Saulston United Methodist Church with the Rev. Carolyn Sims officiating. Interment will be Tuesday, July 23, 2013, at 11 a.m. at Patetown Cemetery with military honors.

Benjamin is survived by his daughters, Diane Herring and husband, Johnny, Pam Ginn and husband, Donnie, and Kimberly Bouillon; son, Gregory Carey and wife, Michelle; 10 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter on the way; and a very special friend, Peggy Walston.

In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by a brother, Joel Carey of Wilsonville, Ala.; a sister, Carolyn Perry of Athens, Ga.; and a grandson, Chad Carey.

The family will receive friends Monday, July 22, 2013, from 6:30 to 7:15 p.m. at Saulston United Methodist Church fellowship hall, and at the home at other times.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.seymourfuneralhome.com.


Published in Obituaries on July 21, 2013 10:22 AM