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Ben Putman

October 6, 1940 — August 14, 2015

Ben Whitt Putman, age 74, a resident of Lewisburg, passed away on Friday, August 14, 2015 at Maury Regional Medical Center in Columbia after a long battle with cancer.

Mr. Putman was born on October 6, 1940, was a native of Lincoln County, and was the son of the late Ben Whitt Putman, Sr. and Annie Gatlin Putman. He was also preceded in death by his brother, Mickey Putman. He graduated from Lincoln County High School, received his Bachelor Degree from Middle Tennessee State University, retired after thirty-five years from the Internal Revenue Service, and was a member of First Baptist Church in Fayetteville.

Mr. Putman is survived by his loving wife of fifty years, Linda Curlee Vannatta Putman of Lewisburg; two daughters, Vickie Michael, and Patricia (Kendall) Hollingsworth, both of Lewisburg; two sons, Steve (Gail) Vannatta and Rod Putman, both of Lewisburg; four grandchildren, Ileah McKee Aldous of England, Lynda McKee of Columbia, Connor Vannatta and Kolby Vannatta of Lewisburg; one sister, Betsy (Jerry) Towry of Fayetteville; and one brother, David Putman of Fayetteville.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, August 18, 2015 at 11 AM from the Chapel of Bills-McGaugh Funeral Home with Bro. Van Johnson and Mark Pierce officiating. Burial will follow at Old Orchard Cemetery in Petersburg.
Visitation with the family will be Monday, August 17, 2015 from 5 PM until 8 PM, and again on Tuesday, beginning at 10 AM until the funeral hour.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to First Baptist Church, 210 Elk Avenue North, Fayetteville, TN 37334.

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Bills-McGaugh Funeral Home & Crematory is in charge of the arrangements.
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