Graveside services will be held at 12:00 P.M., Sunday, November 29, 2020, Colonel Felton Cemetery, 504 South Street, Marshallville, Georgia.
Please be mindful that we will adhere to all government recommendations and mandates at all services at this time. We are limiting graveside seating to no more than 10 with masks being strongly encouraged. Other masked attendees are welcomed but will be expected to practice social distancing.
Graveside services are likely to be held on ground that is uneven, which is out of the control of Oglethorpe Funeral Chapel, Inc. We ask that you take this into consideration when choosing footwear, such as shoes with high, thin heels. Please be advised that Oglethorpe Funeral Chapel, Inc. will not be held responsible for injuries at a grave site because of this.
Bennie Leary Jr., also known as Ben, Big Ben, and Jr., was born on February 10, 1939 to the late Benjamin and Easter (Rumph) Leary in Marshallville, Ga. He was educated in the Macon Country public school system. Four brothers, Clarence, Lenard, Jackson, and James Leary, preceded him death. Ben relocated to New York in the 1960s. He was employed at A&P/Shopwell Food Store for over 50 years. On January 14, 1978 two hearts became one when he was united in holy matrimony to Gloria Williams. In his free time, he loved going to the casino, watching baseball, and enjoying the outdoors. On Saturday, November 21, 2020 Ben was called home from labor to reward.
He leaves to cherish his memory: his wife Gloria Leary of White Plains, New York; four children: three daughters, Louise Leary of Atlanta, Georgia, Audrey Leary of Marshallville Georgia, and Tiffany Leary of White Plains, New York; one son, Benjamin Williams of White Plains, New York; six brothers: Eddie (Betty) Leary of Marshallville, Georgia; William (Hannah) Leary of Holly Hill, South Carolina; Freddie (Jannette) Leary of Marshallville Georgia; Louis Leary of Marshallville Georgia; Willie (Eva) Leary of Fort Valley, Georgia; Mathis Leary of Locust Grove, Georgia; two sisters: Ella (Herman) Carey and Mildred Leary of Fort Valley, Georgia; two aunts: Doris Harvey of Atlanta, Georgia and Marlene McKenzie of Orlando, Florida; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.