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Benjamin Northern

Benjamin Franklin Northern

Friday, November 4th, 1932 - Wednesday, July 15th, 2020
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Obituary

Benjamin Franklin "Tom" Northern, 87, of Mila died on July 15, 2020. He was the widower of Julia Ann Northern and a retired electrician for the U. S. Government. He was a member of the American Legion Post 86, a U. S. Army veteran of the Korean War Era, a member Mila United Methodist Church and a beloved baseball fan.

Surviving are his children, Debra Ann Hoffman and husband, Timothy of Jacksonville, N.C., Bruce E. Northern of Mila and Michael A. Northern of Fayetteville, N.C.; five grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; sister, Jeanean Abbott of Mila; brothers, Eugene Northern and wife Vera of Wilmington, N.C., John W. Northern, Jr. and wife, Sue of Montana. He was preceded in death by his parents, John William Northern, Sr. and Myrtline Keyser Northern.

He was an avid fan of the Lancaster High School Baseball team and the American Legion Post 86 Baseball team.

Graveside services will be held 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, July 21 at Mila
Community Cemetery, Mila. The family will receive friends 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Monday, July 20 at the Currie Funeral Home, Kilmarnock.

Memorials may be made to the American Legion Post 86, P. O Box 1982, Kilmarnock, VA 22483
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Monday, July 20th, 2020 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    When
    Monday, July 20th, 2020 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Location
    Currie Funeral Home
    Address
    116 East Church St
    Kilmarnock, VA
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  • Service

    Tuesday, July 21st, 2020 | 11:00am
    When
    Tuesday, July 21st, 2020 11:00am
    Location
    Mila Community Cemetery
    Address
    86 Salt Water Lane
    Heathsville, VA 22473
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    Officiant
    Rev. Donna Blythe
  • Interment

    Location
    Mila Community Cemetery
    Address
    86 Salt Water Lane
    Heathsville, Virginia 22473
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Lelia Mencho

Posted at 11:27pm
You were best grandfather anyone could have asked for. I know you're up there with Mamaw now. You will forever be missed, I love you Grandad, love Lelia
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Nancy N Robertson

Posted at 08:37pm
My heartfelt sympathy to all the family. Tom was always a kind and easy going guy and a good cousin. I will miss seeing and talking with him in Wal Mart, he always caught me up on news within the family. Cherish all the good memories you have of him and his love will be with you forever.
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Sheryl & Steve and family

Posted at 05:24pm
You will be missed immensely. RIP Tom.
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