Ben Comfort of Utica but a long time resident of Jackson passed away Friday, Aug. 26, 2011, at age 87 after a short illness. He was preceded in death by his mother and father, Nora and William; his brothers Marion, Lonnie, Tom, Jim, William "WA", Floyd, Richard "Dick" and his sisters Maude Ezell and Bessie Peterson. He is survived by his wife of 62 years Audrey Little Comfort; sons Daniel and Steven; and sister Daisy Rogers of New Port Ritchie, Florida and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was owner and operator of Bet-R-Way Cleaners in Jackson for forty years one month and eight days. Ben lived his life in service to God and family. A devoted Christian, he served as a deacon, Sunday school teacher, training union director, Assistant Scout Master Troop 14, Scout Master Troop 34, member of Board of Directors for the Jackson Area Boy Club, President of the Dixie Little League, President of the Barr Elementary School PTA, strong support of the Baptist Children Village, and President of the Glen Mary Street Association.
Visitation at Wright & Ferguson – Raymond Chapel on Monday Aug. 29, 2011 from 9:00 a.m. until Service in the Chapel at 11 a.m. Interment in Lakewood Memorial Park. Send Memorials to Utica Baptist Church.