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Ben Edward Mangum

October 4, 1955 — December 7, 2022

Star

Mr. Ben Edward Mangum, age 67, died on December 7, 2022. A celebration of his life will take place on Friday, December 16 at Wesleyanna United Methodist Church, Star, Mississippi beginning at 11:00 am. Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm Thursday, December 15 at Chancellor Funeral Home, Florence and one hour before the service on Friday.

Ben was born on October 4, 1955. He was the son of the late William Nathaniel Mangum, Jr, and the late Dora Jean Mangum Whatley. He was a lifelong resident of Star.

Ben graduated from Florence High School in 1973. He then attended Hinds Junior College and Ole Miss. He was a long-time employee and manager at O’Reilly Auto Parts, an original member of the Star Volunteer Fire Department, a dedicated supporter of McLaurin Athletics, and volunteered as a videographer for the sports teams. He was a Dixie National Booster Club member and never missed a rodeo.

Ben loved Ole Miss football, was an avid western reader, loved his family farm, his family, his dog Cowgirl, and the Star community.

Ben is survived by his brother Cal Mangum (Kimberly) and sisters Kathy May (Isaac) and Tammy McLendon (Bubba), nephews Cass Brister (Katie), Devin Ates, Adam Ates, C.J. Mangum, and niece Maggie Mangum.

In lieu of flowers, memorial may be made to Star Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 70, Star, MS 39167 or to Wesleyanna United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 13, Star, MS 39167.

 

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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Thursday, December 15, 2022

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Chancellor Funeral Home Florence

2576 US 49, Florence, MS 39073

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Visitation

Friday, December 16, 2022

10:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

Wesleyanna United Methodist Church

218 Westville Road, Florence, MS 39073

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Funeral Service

Friday, December 16, 2022

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

Wesleyanna United Methodist Church

218 Westville Road, Florence, MS 39073

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Graveside Service

Friday, December 16, 2022

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