Family-Placed Death Notice
Benjamin Ralph Hendrix, age 87, of Statham, GA, died Thursday, October 16, 2003. Ralph was the son of the late Benjamin Carl and Estell Smith Hendrix of Statham. He was preceded in death by brothers, James Hendrix of Winder and Robert Hendrix of Statham. Ralph is survived by brother, Julius Hendrix of Macon; sister, Dorothy Dooley of Athens; niece, Anita Beck of Winder; nephews, Ray Hendrix of Milledgeville and Mike Hendrix of Macon. Ralph was a long time resident of Atlanta, where he worked for 37 years with the Atlanta Gas Light Company as director of personnel. Ralph served as president of the Atlanta Personnel Management Association 1970-1971 and was awarded a lifetime membership in 1971. He was a member of the Atlanta Civitan Club for 30 years and served as president in 1970-1971. Ralph served as Chairman of the Peachtree Parkwood Advisory Group in 1977 and was a member of the Consulting Board of CPC Parkwood Hospital 1983-1985. He served as chairman of the Georgia College Placement Association and in 1982 was awarded a lifetime membership in that organization. Mr. Hendrix served two years as chairman of the American Gas Association and also served as chairman of the Southern Gas Association and served as Vice-President of the Atlanta Jaycees. Pallbearers include Terry and Trey McCready, Danny Yearwood, Jimmy Beck, Charlie Beck and Danny Beck. Graveside Services were held 2:00 Sunday, October 19 at Evergreen Memorial Park in Athens, with pastor, Gordon Thornton of Statham First Baptist Church officiated. Smith Funeral Home of Winder in charge of arrangements.
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Published by Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Oct. 20, 2003.