Obituary: Ben Burr

Benjamin Franklin “Ben” Burr, 87, of Rockingham, N.C., passed away Friday, Jan. 2, 2015 at Waccamaw Community Hospital in Murrells Inlet, S.C.

Mr. Burr was born Aug. 21, 1927 in Anson County, a son of the late James Thomas and Rosa Currie Burr.

Ben Burr

Ben Burr

A long time member of Beverly Hills Baptist Church, he retired from Pee Dee Electric Membership after 44 years of service, and was also the owner of B&B Bail Bonds. He retired from bonding to enjoy his home at Myrtle Beach with the love of his life, his wife, Nellie. He was one of the first inductees into the North Carolina Bail Agents Hall of Fame in 2011.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 3 grandchildren, Richard Wayne Monroe Jr., Christopher Malcolm Monroe and Angie Burr, and a brother, Jimmy Burr.

Surviving are his wife of 67 years, Nellie Chavis Burr of the home; children, Ronald Burr, Deborah Moore (Ray), Benja Burr (Judy), all of Rockingham, Kathy Hellerd (Roger) of Cleveland, N.C.; brother, David Burr of Wadesboro; sisters, Peggy Pinkson (Robert), Minnie Lee Moore, all of Wadesboro; sister-in-law, Virginia Burr of Peachland and the apple of his eye and the patter of his heart, his grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Beverly Hills Baptist Church with Rev. Mickey Briles officiating. Interment will follow in Eastside Cemetery.

The family will see friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday at Carter Funeral Home in Rockingham and at other times at the home.

Memorials may be made to Beverly Hills Baptist Church, 110 Kemberly St., Rockingham, NC 28379 or the Gideons International.

Condolences may be made online at

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The Pee Dee Post
Saturday, Jan. 3, 2015

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