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Benjamin George Northcutt
(October 9, 1964 - November 2, 2008)


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BENJAMIN GEORGE NORTHCUTT, AGE 44

Was born in Nashville, TN and was a resident of Enon, LA. He died Sunday night November 2, 2008, as a result of an accident in Livingston, LA. Ben was the beloved husband of Laurel Kirby Green Northcutt and the adored father of sons William Green Northcutt and Bankston Lyle Northcutt.

In addition to his wife and children, Ben is survived by parents Isabel Easley and Dixon Lyle Northcutt, of Brentwood, TN, sister and brother in law Ann and David Hosfield and children Ashley and Cathleen, Murfreesboro, TN, brother Phillip Northcutt, Nashville, TN, brother and sister in law Larry and Chris Northcutt and children Richard Northcutt and Alicia and Brandon Roberts and children Chase, Ariel and Julia Isabel, Knoxville, TN. Surviving in-laws also include father and mother in law Jeff and Cecile Garrett Green of Enon, LA, sisters and brothers in law Reggie and Molly Green Morris and children Jack and Garrett, Nashville, TN, Lawrence and Memory Green and children Hannah and Julian, Baton Rouge, LA and David and Cristina Green, Magnolia Springs, AL. Preceded in death by grandparents Leramae Tilford and Joseph L. Northcutt and Isabel Saville and George W. Easley.

Ben attended Enon Baptist Church, was a graduate of Vanderbilt University where he received his Masters Degree, and taught special education in the Nashville schools for 17 years. At his death, Ben was employed by and held a senior management position with IED, Inc. He will be fondly remembered for his exemplary ethics and caring nature, for his outgoing and happy personality, and devotion of his family. Ben wore a perpetual smile and was a friend to everyone who knew him. An avid outdoorsman, Ben particularly enjoyed canoeing, disc golf, arrowhead hunting and had an enduring love of nature. He took special delight in creating joyful and unforgettable adventures with his wife and children.

Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home in Franklinton, LA from 6 – 9 pm on Friday, November 7, 2008 and from 9 – 10:30 am Saturday, November 8, 2008 until the funeral service to be held at 10:30 am. Graveside service and burial will follow at the Knight Memorial Gardens in Enon, LA. At the conclusion of services for Ben, friends and relatives are invited for fellowship and remembrances at the Enon Baptist Church. Pallbearers include Barnett Williams, Steve Hurst, Mike Munna, R.W. Richardson, Steve Smith and Rocky Garrett. Honorary pallbearers include Jeff Green, Lawrence Green, David Green, Reggie Morris, David Hosfield, Joel Scales, Sterling Overton, Randy Pew and Richard Crichton.

In lieu of flowers, donations are welcomed for a special education scholarship fund benefiting Ben’s sons, Green and Bankston. Checks may be sent for The Northcutt Benefit Account, c/o Vision Bank, P O Box 1787, Foley, AL 36536. The Northcutt and Green families extend an invitation to view and sign the online guestbook at www.crainfh.com.

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