The News Courier in Athens, Alabama

March 26, 2013

Benjamin Franklin Barksdale

— The funeral for Benjamin Franklin Barksdale, 76, of Elkmont, will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Limestone Chapel Funeral Home. Burial will be in Athens City Cemetery with Everette Conn officiating.

Visitation will be from noon to 1:45 Wednesday, prior to the service.

Mr. Barksdale passed away Monday, March 25, 2013 at Athens Limestone Hospital.

He was born May 24, 1936 in Limestone County to Lee Edgar Barksdale and Annie Richardson Barksdale.

He is survived by his wife, Signa Barksdale of Athens; two daughters, Melanie Barksdale of Madison and Tanya Barksdale of Elkmont; two grandsons, Sean Johns and wife, Lindsey and Adam Willige; one great-grandson, Brody Johns.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Lee Barksdale and Annie Barksdale; five brothers, Nelson Barksdale, Richard Barksdale, Eugene Barksdale, Harold Barksdale and Douglas Barksdale; two sisters, Ira Parker and Annie Malone.

Pallbearers are Steve Barksdale, Mark Barksdale, Barry Barksdale, Keith Barksdale, Sean Johns, Jason Griffin, Rusty Griffin and Joe Bullington. Honorary pallbearer will be Adam Willige.

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