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Benjamin Dare ‘Ben’ Franklin

Mr. Benjamin Dare “Ben” Franklin of Scottsburg passed away Saturday, March 9, 2013, at Halifax Regional Hospital.

He was born in Pittsylvania County on January 22, 1952 and was 61 years old. He was married to Patricia Clark Franklin who survives. 

He was an avid hunter and fisherman and was a truck driver having driven for Epps Trucking Company, Hornaday Transportation and Wilson Transport Services.

Survivors include his wife, Patricia Clark Franklin, of Scottsburg; his mother-in-law, Gladys Smith Clark, of Scottsburg; one sister-in-law, Deborah Clark Franklin, of Chatham; one nephew, Derek Wayne Franklin, of Chatham.

A memorial service will be held Wednesday, March 13, 2013, at 7 p.m. at Powell Funeral Home Chapel.

Those wishing to give memorials should consider the Scottsburg Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 96 Scottsburg, VA 24589 or a charity of choice.

Arrangements are by Powell Funeral Home, South Boston.