Ben Crall, 68



Ben Crall obit for web

Ben Crall, 68, of Carrollton passed away peacefully at home Aug. 13, 2015, surroun

ded by his family, after a brief battle with cancer. He was welcomed into his heavenly home by his daughter, Melody. Born May 21, 1947, in Scio, he was a son of the late Frank and Sylvia Smith Crall. Ben married his high school sweetheart, Michelle McKinney, April 9, 1966. After serving two years in the U.S. Army, Ben and Michelle settled at Petersburg, where they lived and raised their children.


A retired carpenter with Canton Local #285 and Carpenter #69, Ben enjoyed farming. A popular local handyman, he could fix anything to make it last forever. Ben was a member of Perrysville United Methodist Church and Carroll County Historical Society.

He is survived by his wife; a son, Shannon Benjamin of Cuyahoga Falls; son-in-law, Travis Alazaus and his wife, Mary; a sister, Janet Hall of Clarksville, TN; and many nieces and nephews. He was an honorary grandfather, uncle, and friend to many.

Along with his parents and daughter, he was preceded in death by seven brothers, Henry, Elmer, George, Albert, Lester, Carl, and Gary; and four sisters, Audrey Wallace, Donna Custer, Mildred Weaver, and Connie Godman. Funeral services were held Aug. 17 in Perrysville United Methodist Church with Pastor Ed Hale and Rev. Andy Angel officiating. Burial followed in the Perrysville Cemetery with full military honors.

The family asks that donations be made in Ben’s name to St. Jude’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.