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Ben Rainey, Jr.

March 29, 1934November 14, 2020

Mr. Ben L. Rainey, Jr. passed away November 14, 2020. Ben was born March 29, 1934 to the late Sarah Virginia Jackson and Ben Rainey, Sr. in Woodville, Ga. He is also predeceased by his sister Dorothy Huff. Ben, aka: Daddie, Papa, Paw Paw, Poo Baby, Benji Pooh and more, met Barbara in the summer of 1955 while she was visiting family. It was love at first sight and he wasn't going to let her go back to California. They were married that September. Over the course of their 65 years together Ben and Bobbie were blessed with three children and their spouses Robert & June, Janet & Paul and Denise & Scott, 9 grandkids and their spouses Kristi & Jonathan, Adam & Carley, Ryan, Daniel, Brian & Katie, Samantha & Jarvis, Rebekah, Thomas and a bonus Drake. Ben had 9 great grandkids Connor, Eisley, Addyson, Rosalyn, Ansley, Camilla, Luna, Eli and Stella. Ben worked at Atlanta Motor Lines his whole working career. He taught his family many things, the biggest was he Loved the Lord and prayed for his children and grandchildren. He loved his family and would do anything for them. His memory lives on in each and every one of them. A graveside service will be held at 2:00pm on Wednesday, November 18, 2020 at Berea Cemetery in Hampton, GA. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that a donation be made in Ben's name to Southern Grace Hospice (https://www.southerngracehospice.com/donate) or Emory University Hospital at Wesley Woods (https://www.emoryhealthcare.org/locations/hospitals/emory-university-hospital-wesley-woods/index.html)

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Janet Blair

November 18, 2020

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Janet Blair

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Janet Blair

November 18, 2020

Janet Blair

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November 17, 2020

Rebecca Pryor

November 17, 2020

I am Becky (Berger) Pryor, Barbara Ann is my cousin. I have referred to Ben as "Uncle Ben" since I was a child. He always greeted me as "Hi Gal" whenever we saw each other. I'm sure he probably said this to others, but he always made me feel special.
When Ben and Barbara Ann had their first date he had a huge surprise. When he drove up to my grandparent's home to pick her up, the whole front porch was packed with family members (Barbara Ann's grandparents, Aunts, Uncles, and many cousins--her parents were still in California) who had come to see Barbara Ann's "new fellow". What courage Ben displayed walking up those steps to pick her up. We have laughed about that for years.
Ben was always so kind and caring--he was a true Southern Gentleman. When my son, Beau, was 5 or 6 years old Beau came to a family Christmas dressed as a cowboy. I must say he was a sport! Cowboy outfit, boots, holster, and a Cowboy hat. Ben took up a great deal of time with Beau all evening (not certain that Beau would let him out of his sight). By the time we left, Beau felt that he was a real Cowboy. What a special spot Ben earned in a Mother's heart that evening.
Ben always had a smile on his face. His sickness was devastating to all who witnessed his decline due to advancing age. He was a gentle, caring, and loving person and I will miss him dearly. His family (and all who knew him) have lost a treasure. It's plain to see I loved my "Uncle Ben".

Janet Blair

November 17, 2020

Janet Blair

November 17, 2020

Janet Blair

November 17, 2020

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