2008-11-20 / Obituaries


Benjamin Watson Dunn, 87, a native of Marengo County and a long time resident and businessman in Grove Hill died Monday, November 17, 2008.

He was a World War II veteran having served in the South Pacific. He worked for 37 years with Alabama Power Company and retired in 1987. He was a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. He was a fan of antique cars and enjoyed restoring them to their original condition and attending old car shows. After his retirement he founded Dunn's Exxon in Grove Hill. He believed in giving back to the community by supporting Almost Home, United Way, The Salvation Army, Grove Hill Dixie Youth League, and the local schools.

Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Louise Thomas Dunn; two sons, William Lee Dunn and Samuel Keith Dunn; three daughters, Barbara Whittington, Susan Dunn Adams, Lynne Dunn (Tyrone) Cranford; four grandchildren, Benjamin Cranford, Stephen Cranford, Keith Dunn, and Watson Adams; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Visitation was Wednesday, Nov. 19 from 5 until 8 p.m. The service will be Thursday, (today), Nov. 20 at 11 a.m. with visitation one hour prior to the service at Lathan Funeral Home chapel located on Highway 43 in Grove Hill. Burial will be in Old Liberty Cemetery in Nicholsville immediately following the service. Memorial contributions can be made to American Diabetes Association, 12385 Sorrento Rd., Ste. A2, Pensacola, FL 32507.

An online guest book may be signed at www.lathanfuneralhomes.com .

Active pallbearers were Benjamin Cranford, Stephen Cranford, Watson Adams, Zed Zongo, Bert McDaniel and Keith Dunn.

Honorary pallbearers were members of his Sunday school class at Grove Hill Baptist Church and co-workers at Alabama Power Company.

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