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“Connie, So sorry to hear about your dad. He was the best teacher I ever had and to this day I remember a lot of what your dad concerning the...Read More »
1 of 4 | Posted by: Anita Lynch Miller daughter of Henry and Estelle Lynch - NC

“Connie, we are sorry to hear of the loss of your dad. Our thoughts are prayers are with you, Ronnie, Jamie, Rachel and the rest of the family. ”
2 of 4 | Posted by: Jeff & Wanda Reid - Mill Spring, NC

“Mr. Gantt was my elementary school principal and my 8th grade school teacher. I remember him as being strict, but fair. I learned a lot from him as...Read More »
3 of 4 | Posted by: Janice Stepp Smith - NC

“Connie and Larry, We are so sorry for the loss of Ben. He was such a good man. May God bless and comfort you during this sad time. Love, Melba...Read More »
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Rev. Ben T. Gantt Jr., age 93, of Rutherfordton died Wednesday, January 29, 2014, at the Hospice House of Rutherford County. A native of Cleveland County he was the son of the late Ben T. Gantt Sr. and Lou Lutz Gantt. He was the widower of Lourene Walker Gantt. Ben attended Lebanon UMC and was a U.S. Army Air Corps veteran of WWII and a graduate of Duke University was school principal at Sunnyview Elementary and a retired United Methodist Minister.

He is survived by

One Daughter:
Connie Lail and husband Ronnie of Rutherfordton

One Son:
Larry Gantt and wife Ann of Connelly Springs, NC

Two Grandchildren
Rachael Ownbey and husband Nickey
James Lail and wife Elexus

Four Great Grandsons
Avery, Elijah and Jackson Lail
& Nick Ownbey

A memorial service will be at McMahan's Funeral Home Chapel at 4:00 PM, Thursday, January 30, 2014 with Rev. Ned Owens officiating. The visitation will follow the service at McMahan's. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Hospice of Rutherford County P.O. Box 336 Forest City NC 28043. The family wants to give a special thanks to the staff at Hospice. Online guest register at www.mcmahansfuneralhome.com McMahan's Funeral Home and Cremation Services is in charge of the arrangements.