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Ben Franklin Bennie McCullough Sr.
(1883 - 1935)

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Name: Mr Ben Franklin Bennie McCullough Sr.
Nick Name: Ben
Gender: Male
Age: 52 years old
Lived: Monday, 9 July 1883 - Saturday, 10 August 1935

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              Ben McCullough was  a sheriff's Deputy of Manchester, Tenn. He was to be off from work on the day of July 10, 1935, But was asked to come in to help. They had took so many men out to work the chain gang.  The prisoner asked if he could go in and change clothes. McCullough let the prisoner Gene Floyd go  to get changed, He was related to the Floyds he had married.

Inside he found a gun which he later shot and killed Ben with. His name was Gene Floyd. Another prisoner Dudley Wilson took McCullough's gun and they escaped and was trailed for several miles. The mcCullough family has produced law enforcement officiers serving Coffee County.

      At the time of his death he was only 52 years old. He was survived by his wife Mattie Jane mcCullough and 12 children. Some who still live in the area. J.W McCullough of Beechgrove, Earline Ferrell of Manchester, Siba Brandon of Manchester, Peggy Phipps of Parker City, Indiana, Modine Lemons of Elkhart, Ind, Bobbie Sexton of Muncie, Ind. Ladd McCullough, Callie McCullough, John D. McCullough, Ethel McCullough, Lena Pearl, Ben Franklin Jr. Muncie, Ind.

      May 13 1996 he was remembered along with the other slain offiers from across the nation. The national Law enforcement officiers memorial in Washington D.C  His family was very pleased that he was remembered and his name was added to the wall in Washington DC.
 

    As of this day 1/19/2011 Peggy phipps, Bobbie Sexton, Modine Lemons, and Siba Brandon are alive, and lot of the grandchildren.

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Biography

Fathers Name: Alexander J. mcCllough
Mothers Name: Caldonia Callie Duncan
Spouse's Name: Mattie Jane Floyd
Children's Names: J.W, John Daniels, Ladd, Benjamin, Peggy, Earline, Siba, Ethel, Callie,Lena Pearl,Bobbie, Modine
Siblings Names: John Daniel,
Country of Birth: USA
Country of Residence: USA
City of Residence: Beechgrove, Tenn
Occupation: Law Enforcement
Marital Status: Married
Religion: Born Again Christian

Interests

Favourite Music Genre: Country
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Believed in hard work and raising his family. He never had any free time to do anything but work.

Passing

Place of Passing: Beechgrove, Tenn
Date of Passing: 10 August 1935
Cause of Passing: Shot
Type of Funeral: He had a very huge funeral. Over 1000 people attened it. They were lined up outside the funeral home
Place of Burial: Beechgrove Cemetary
Funeral Date: 10 August 1935
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