MIDDLETON - Benjamin P. Ferrell Sr., 97, of Middleton, died
Saturday at a Caldwell hospital.
Born Oct. 8, 1876, in Sugar Grove, Ky., he moved as a child
to Thompsonville, Ill., in 1879, and to Alpine, Utah, in 1889.
He married Mary E. Mitchell on June 23, 1909, in the Salt Lake
City LDS Temple. They lived in Utah until 1952, when
they came to Middleton.
He was a member of the LDS Church and held the office of high
priest at the time of his death. He also served a
mission for two years. He had been a member of the
bishopric, a stake missionary and a home teacher. His
wife died in 1962.
Survivors include two daughters, Lillie Cluff and Hazel
Hansen, both of Caldwell; a son Benjamin P. Ferrell Jr., of
Jackson, Wyo.; 11 grandchildren and 34 great-grandchildren.
A son, four sisters, three brothers and two grandsons preceded
him in death.
Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Middleton
Ward LDS Church by Bishop Edward Lewis. Interment will
be at Middleton cemetery under the direction of Flahiff
Funeral Chapel, Caldwell.
Friends may call at the Middleton LDS Ward from noon until
service time Tuesday.
Memorials may be given to the LDS Children's Hospital in Salt