Benjamin E. Grubbs

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Benjamin Ellsworth Grubbs, 83, of Sykesville, died Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013, at the Carroll Hospital Center in Westminster.

Born February 19, 1929, in Billings, W.Va., he was the son of the late Carl and Betty Wilson Grubbs. He was predeceased by his first wife, the late Doris L. Grubbs, who died in 1986. He was the husband of Mary Peters Grubbs, of Sykesville.

Ben had worked for the C&O Railroad. He built box cars for AC&F. He owned and operated Quaker State and Exxon Stations in Huntington, W.Va., and in the 1970s owned and operated an Exxon Station in Eldersburg. Ben was also a builder, drilling wells, excavating foundations and installing septic systems. He and his wife had owned and operated SERVPRO franchises that served Wheaton, Kensington, Damascus and Poolesville. Ben enjoyed hunting and flying.

Surviving, in addition to his wife, are sons and daughters-in-law, Benjamin Jr. and Sue Grubbs, of Wilmington, N.C., Timothy and Shari Grubbs, of Willow Wood, Ohio, and David Grubbs, of Huntington, W.Va.; daughters and sons-in-law, Marcia and Larry Tedrow, of Greenville, N.C., and Michal and Dennis Fosdick, of Medina, Ohio, a stepson, Billy Bowman, of Sykesville; a brother, Bobby Hall, of Florida, a sister, Joyce Gillespie, of Chesapeake, Ohio, 11 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

He was predeceased by a daughter, Janice "Kay" Flaherty.

Friends may call at the Haight Funeral Home & Chapel, 6416 Sykesville Road, Sykesville, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Monday. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Interment will be in Springfield Cemetery in Sykesville.

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Published in Carroll County Times on Jan. 5, 2013
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