Obituary: Benny RyeSep 10th, 2013 | By Admin | Category: Obituaries
Benny Rye, age 66, died September 6, 2013 at his home after an extended illness. Benny has finished his journey here on earth and has gone on to be with the Lord. Funeral services were held Tuesday, September 10, 2013 at 11 a.m. at Beggs Funeral Home, with visitation on Monday, September 9, 2013, from 6-8 p.m., at Beggs Funeral Home, with burial at Corinth Cemetery, Lee. FL. Benny served in the US Army for two years during the 1960’s and owned his own business for a few years, before retiring as a Correctional Officer in 2005 with the Madison Correctional Institution. He was an active member of Beulah Baptist Church of Lee. He is survived by his wife of 44 years: Lonette Rye of Lee; one son: Randy Rye (Tina) of Jasper, Ga.; one daughter: Stacey Donaldson of Lee; seven grandchildren: Tyler, Ashley, and Jesse Donaldson of Lee, Kristin and Landon Rye of Jasper, Ga.; and Dylan and Megan Hammett of Valdosta, Ga., and South Carolina, along with a host of nieces and nephews; one brother, Bobby Rye (Annette) of Lee; two sisters: Betty Hunter (Willie) of Vero Beach and Belinda Chason (Carlos) of Tallahassee. He was preceded in death by his parents, Berry and Myrtice Rye, his younger brother Barton Rye, and an infant sister, Barbara. Beggs Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements 850-973-2258.