Benjamin C. "Ben" Tanner, 85, passed away Tuesday, May 7, 2019. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 9, at the chapel of Moores Funeral Home with Dr. Jerry Pickard officiating. Burial will follow at Baldwin Memorial Gardens.
Mr. Tanner was a native of Johnson County and was a graduate of Wrightsville High School. He was retired from Central State Hospital, owned and operated the Handy Mart in Coopers and he also worked for Piggly Wiggly Southern. He was a member of Northside Baptist Church and love gardening and animals.
Survivors include his wife, Gloria I. Tanner of Gordon; two sons, Mike Tanner (Yvonne) of Milledgeville and Pat Tanner (Elizabeth) of Crawford; a daughter, Alisa Smith (Ricky) of Milledgeville; a stepson, Alvie Cofield of Atlanta; and two stepdaughters, Gayle Banger (John) of Hover, Ala. and Lisa Cofield Enix (Jim) of Atlanta; a brother, Gene Tanner (Ann) of Reidsville, N.C.; two grandchildren, Kirk Tanner and Dexter Tanner; four great grandchildren; six step-grandchildren and eight step-great grandchildren.
The family will receive friends Thursday from 1 until 2 p.m. at Moores Funeral Home.
Friends who wish may make memorial contribution to Northside Baptist Church.
Visit to express tributes.
Moores Funeral Home & Crematory has charge of arrangements.
Published on May 7, 2019
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