AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest Saturday, June 2, 2001, at his residence, Mr. Benjamin (Ben) Franklin Rhodes Sr. of Martin Luther King Blvd. Funeral arrangements will be announced later. Survivors are four daughters, Elease Rhodes, Gloria Jean Rhodes, Bernice (Carlos) Newton and Dorothy (David) Reid, all of Augusta; five sons, Johnny E. (Mary Ann) Walker, Macon, Ga., Benjamin F. Rhodes Jr., Marvin Rhodes and Melvin Rhodes, all of Augusta, DavidRhodes, Las Vegas, Nevada; fourteen grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Rincy M. Walker, Montgomery County, Ga.; and a host of other relatives. Williams Funeral Home, 1765 Martin Luther King Blvd.
The Augusta Chronicle-June 3, 2001