Obituaries


Benjamin Luther Ausburn

October 22, 1954 - February 25, 2020

Burial Date February 29, 2020

Mr. Benjamin (Ben) Luther Ausburn, age 65, passed away Tuesday, February 25, 2020, at his home in Cairo, Georgia. Services for Mr. Ausburn will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, February 29, at Eastside Baptist Church. The Rev. Andrew Donaldson and Rev. Jimmy Ausburn will officiate. Interment will follow in Cairo City Cemetery. Derek Edwards, Joshua Ausburn, Shane Ward, Yancey Maxwell, Gene Lashley, and Haywood Hollingsworth will serve as pallbearers. The family will receive friends one hour before the service, beginning at 1:00.

Benjamin Luther Ausburn was born October 22, 1954 to Luther Ausburn and Pearl Stamps Ausburn. He was a member of Eastside Baptist Church and the Adult Men’s Sunday School Class. One of his greatest joys was to help annually with the receiving and shipping of the Samaritan’s Purse Shoe Box donations. Ben was regularly seen zipping around Cairo in his Jazzy chair. He loved to visit with, or phone call, his many friends and was quick to share his bright smile. Although his limited sight some-what held him back, his nature was to be very independent. He loved to share his handmade crafts with others. Kind-hearted and generous, Ben Ausburn will be deeply missed by the family he loved so much and his many friends.

Ben Ausburn is survived by his parents, Luther and Pearl Stamps Ausburn of Reno, Georgia; his siblings, Barbara Sue Edwards and husband, Mervin of Cairo, Sarah Ward and husband, Sammy of Monticello, Georgia, and Jimmy Ausburn and wife, Bobbie of Cairo; and numerous nieces and nephews.