Striffler-Hamby Mortuary - LaGrange

1010 Mooty Bridge Road, LaGrange, GA


Ben Frank Willingham Sr.

1 November , 19312 June , 2019

Mr. Ben Frank Willingham, 87, of LaGrange, GA was ushered to his eternal home, with family by his side on Sunday, June 2, 2019 from his residence.

Mr. Willingham was born November 1, 1931 in LaGrange, GA to the late Elder T. Willingham and Velma Brown Willingham. He was a member of Concord Baptist Church and owned and operated Bull Street Barber Shop, also known as Ben’s Barber Shop for 31years. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Nell H. Willingham; son, Ben Willingham Jr.; and several siblings.

Survivors include his wife, Betty Lou Yates Willingham; children, Chris Willingham and Linda Willingham; grandchildren, Hank King, Gina King, Christy Willingham, Megan Willingham, and Sarah Willingham; siblings, Buddy Norred, Bryant Willingham, LaVerne White, and Mary Lane; several other relatives and friends.

The Gathering of Family and Friends will be Wednesday, June 5, 2019 from 9:30am until 10:30am at the funeral home. The Graveside Service will be 11:00am Wednesday, June 5, 2019 in Shadowlawn Cemetery with Rev. Benji Dukes officiating.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Concord Baptist Church in memory of Ben Frank Willingham, Sr.

Those wishing to share a condolence or remembrance with the family may do so by visiting www.shlagrange.com.

Arrangements are by Striffler-Hamby Mortuary, 1010 Mooty Bridge Road, LaGrange, GA 30240 (706) 884-8636


  • Betty Lou Yates Willingham, Wife
  • Linda Willingham, Daughter
  • Chris Willingham, Son
  • Hank King, Grandchild
  • Gina King, Grandchild
  • Christy Willingham, Grandchild
  • Megan Willingham, Grandchild
  • Sarah Willingham, Grandchild
  • Buddy Norred, Brother
  • Bryant Willingham, Brother
  • LaVerne White, Sister
  • Mary Lane, Sister
  • several other relatives and friends.


  • Gathering of Family and Friends Wednesday, 5 June , 2019
  • Graveside Service Wednesday, 5 June , 2019


Ben Frank Willingham Sr.

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sue crenshaw

4 June 2019

Ben,was a special man, he alway's had a Smile for you a Big Hug , he never met a stranger, He will be missed,

Tonya Clevenger

3 June 2019

Mr. Ben was such a special person. He will be truly missed by all.

Loraine Crenshaw

3 June 2019

Please accept my deepest sympathies. Sincerely, Loraine Crenshaw (Wellstar West Georgia Hospice)