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February 17, 2014

Benjamin "Ben" Franklin Storey

TIFTON — Benjamin "Ben" Franklin Storey, 68, of Tifton died Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, at Tift Regional Medical Center.  Funeral services were held at 4 p.m. Monday, Feb. 17, 2014, in the chapel of Bowen-Donaldson Home for Funerals. The Rev. Edward Wood and Pastor Ronny Vice officiated and burial followed at Union Grove Church of God Cemetery. Craig Castleberry, Clay Tolar, Johnny Lipsey, Chris Storey, William Ferrell and Mike Shaw served as pallbearers.  Honorary pallbearers were Harvey Ham, Joel Turner, Clyde Turner, Wallace Garmon, Ellis Harrell, Jerry Crumley, Jackie Crumley, Jimmy Crumley, Lee Ball Jr., Donnie Sumner and Michael Sumner.

Mr. Storey was born May 22, 1945 in Calhoun County, Ala. and was the son of James Crawford and Gladys Turner Storey, both deceased.  He was also preceded in death by one son, Eric Dewayne Storey; and two brothers, David Michael Storey and James Arthur Storey. He was a retired construction worker and police officer and was a member of Union Grove Church of God. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and loved gardening and making Brunswick stew. He also served in the United States Navy during the Vietnam War.

Mr. Storey is survived by his wife, Peggy Lewis Storey of Tifton; four daughters and two sons-in-law, Carla Michelle and Johnny Lipsey of Tifton, Sonya Denis and Clay Tolar of Tifton, Timmi Yvonne Storey of North Carolina and Nicole Storey of London, England; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Ronnie C. and Pam Storey and Scotty Leon and MariAnne Storey, all of Tifton; four sisters and brothers-in-law, Vivian and David Mercer of Tifton, Lillian and Jim Radford of Tifton, Nina and Gene Shaw of Chula and Wanda Ruth Storey and husband Darvin of Enigma; six grandchildren, Benjamin Chandler Keene, Dustin Lee Storey, Luke Storey, Jacob Lipsey, Zachary Tolar and Claire Tolar; one great-grandson, Ty Jackson; and many nieces and nephews.

Condolences may be sent to the family at the online guest registry at www.bowen-donaldson.com.

Services for the Storey family were under the care and direction of Bowen-Donaldson Home for Funerals.

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