Obituary: Ben Register

Ben Register, 61, died Monday, July 7, in Tallahassee, after a long extended illness and a courageous battle.
Ben was born September 18, 1952 in Madison, to Lester Dunn Register and Margaret Eulee Vinzant Register.
Funeral service will be held Sunday, July 20, at 3 p.m., at the Chapel of Beggs Funeral Home in Madison. The family will receive friends at the Funeral Home from 2-3 p.m., before the service.
Ben was employed by Tallahassee Memorial Hospital for 30 years and for the State of Florida, Department of Radiation Control, for the past eight years.  He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Madison and an avid hunter with his Madison hunting buddies.  He also served in the U.S. Army, stationed in Germany.  He received his National Defense Service Medal, Expert M16 bar and 1st Class H-Grenade bar.
Survivors include: his son, Jason Tubbs, of Belton, Texas; daughter, Lacy Register, of Los Angeles, Calif.; son, Jacob Register, of Tampa; and their mother, Mitzi Register, of Tallahassee; brothers: Jimmy Register, of Madison and Buddy Register, of Lakeland, Fl.; sister, Peggy Tomlinson, of Ormond Beach, Fl.; best friend and cousin, Don Selman, of Madison, as well as numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.
Ben was predeceased by his parents and stepfather, Bill Dietterich; sister-in-law, Roxcenna Register and brother-in-law, Clay Tomlinson.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Boys Town, Disabled Veterans of America or the USO.
Beggs Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements, (850) 973-2258. You may send your condolences to the family by visiting the website at www.beggsfuneral.com.
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