Ben Wilson Price

Published 12:01 am Wednesday, August 29, 2018

June 9, 1935 – Aug. 20, 2018

HAWKINSVILLE, Ga. — Ben Wilson Price, 83, of Hawkinsville, Ga., and formerly of Natchez, died Monday, Aug. 20, 2018, in Hawkinsville.
A private memorial service will be at a later date.
Arrangements are under the direction of Clark Funeral Home of Hawkinsville, Ga.
Mr. Price was born June 9, 1935, in Canton, the son of Col. Orlie Price and Julia McCaffrey Price.
He was the district manager of the Social Security Administration in Natchez until a massive stroke forced him into retirement at the age of 50. He studied and played on the golf team at Mississippi State University, but ultimately obtained his degree from the University of Georgia. He was a member of Kappa Alpha Order. Before his stroke, Price enjoyed golf, fishing and hanging out with his buddies at the Elks Club. He was also a member of the Rotary Club.
Price was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Lt. Col. Jerry Price and his faithful wife, Barbara Ann.
Survivors include three children, Cindy McRight and husband, Jesse, of Starkville, Hope Trosclair and husband, Finley, of Sharpsburg, Ga., and David Price of Hawkinsville; and five grandchildren, Tripp McRight, Will Trosclair, Drew Trosclair, Rachel Trosclair and Gage Price.
The family extends thanks to sister-in-law, Olief Price, and his neighbors, Ira and Joette Warnock for their unwavering support after Barbara’s death, but also the last seven months. They were faithful friends and appreciated from the bottom of our hearts.
The family requests in lieu of flowers or memorials, in honor of “daddy,” please take a long walk and have meaningful conversation with someone you love.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at

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