NEW BERN - Benjamin Franklin Canady Jr., 66, died Sept. 28, 2013, at CarolinaEast Medical Center.
He served his country as a fire fighter in the U.S. Air Force. He was a member of New Bern Chapter of Gideons International, he was the publisher and editor of "Our Changing Times" magazine and he was a member of Bridgeton Pentecostal Holiness Church and Tabernacle Baptist Church. He served in the Prison Ministry.
He is survived by his wife Annette; two sons, Scott and Shane Canady, both of Georgia; one daughter, Shannon Ann Canady of Trenton; his mother, Grace Canady of New Bern; three sisters, Shannon Canady, Rebecca Cooley and Regina Boyd, all of New Bern; and four grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013, at Tabernacle Baptist Church with the Rev. Kenneth Dixon and Dr. Scott Gleason officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Gideons International, P.O. Box 140800, Nashville, TN 37214-0800 or go to www.gideons.org
Online condolences may be made cottenfuneralhome.com.
Arrangements are by Cotten Funeral Home & Crematory.