Mr. Ben Richard Pedersen, 84, of 821 Freeman Mill Road in Hamlet, passed away Wednesday, September 11, 2013, at Hospice Haven, Rockingham.
He was born July 24, 1929 in Hemingford, Nebraska, son of John and Lydia Oxford Pedersen.
He was a supervisor for CSX, a veteran of US Navy, member of Calvary Baptist Church, and was a member of Gideons, for a period of 33years, holding various offices locally and statewide.
Visitation will be Saturday, September 14, 2013 at Calvary Baptist Church from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. with a Memorial Service beginning at 1:30 p.m. with Rev. Scott Conner officiating. Burial will be private.
Mr. Pedersen is preceded in death by his parents and his late first wife, Sweetie Justice Pedersen.
He is survived by his wife, Emma Lea Wright Pedersen of the home; daughters, Barbara Lisk of Rockingham, Shirley Wood and husband Mike of Wilmington and Kathy Marsh of Hamlet; son, Jeff marsh of Charlotte; brothers, Sam Pedersen of Florida and George Pedersen of Gerring, Nebraska; five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Richmond County Hospice, 1119 Hwy.1 N., Rockingham, NC 28379 or Richmond County S. Camp Gideons, P.O. Box 931, Hamlet, NC 28345.
Harrington Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Pedersen Family.
Online condolences may be made @www.harringtonfuneralhome.com.