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John Benjamin Adams

January 22, 1934 January 9, 2015
John Benjamin Adams
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John “Ben” Benjamin Adams, age 80, of Golconda, Illinois passed away January 9, 2015 at VA Community Living Center, Marion, Illinois.
He was born January 22, 1934 in Butler, GA to the late Luke and Lilly Jewel (Price) Adams. He married Ruth Gilliam on June 22, 1970. Ben was of the Methodist faith. He served in the United States Air Force from 1955 to 1966. He was a member of VFW Post 9227, American Legion Post 719 in Golconda, and Fickling Lodge #129 F&AM Masonic Lodge in Butler, GA.
Ben is survived by his wife, Ruth Adams; step-son, Bill (Patricia) Garrison; step-daughter, Carolyn (Rick) O’Connor; grandsons, Brandon (Jessica) Garrison, Brock Garrison; great grandchildren, Kaylie Towns, Brandt Garrison, Kinsley Garrison; brother, Fred (Betty) Adams; nephews, John Adams, Jeff Adams.
Funeral service will be 2 pm on Sunday, January 11, 2015 at Aly Funeral Home in Golconda, IL. The service will begin with Masonic Rites. Bro. Kevin Richerson will conduct the service. Interment will follow at the IOOF Cemetery in Golconda. Military Honors will be conducted by VFW Post 9227, American Legion Post 719, and the Scott Air Force Base Honor Guard. Visitation will be held 1 hour before the service.
Memorials may be made to: VFW Post 9227, PO Box 6, Golconda, Illinois 62938.

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