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Dr Benjamin Franklin Barrentine
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Birth: Sep. 11, 1913
Lexington
Holmes County
Mississippi, USA
Death: Dec. 5, 1998
Columbus
Lowndes County
Mississippi, USA

Dr. Benjamin “Dr. Ben” Franklin Barrentine, 85, a retired professor and department head at Mississippi State Diversity, died of pneumonia on December 5, 1998 at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Columbus.

Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, December 12 at First United Methodist Church of Starkville with burial in Odd Fellows Cemetery of Starkville.

Dr. Barrentine was a Lexington native, the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Everett Barrentine. He was a member of First United Methodist Church in Starkville.

He graduated from Holmes Junior College at Goodman and received a bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from Mississippi State College in 1937. He received a master’s degree in 1941 and a Ph.D. in 1943 in animal nutrition and bio-chemistry from Cornell University. He was the first person from Holmes County to receive a doctorate degree.

Survivors include: sons, James Barrentine of Cleveland. Ohio, Ben Barrentine, Jr. of Wickenburg, Arizona, and Melvin Barrentine of Austin, Texas; daughter, Melanie Barnes of Mountain Brook, Alabama; and seven grandchildren.

The Holmes County Herald
Lexington, MS
December 17, 1998 
 
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 Parents:
  Henry E. Barrentine (1879 - 1943)
  Laura H. Barrentine (1883 - 1957)
 
 Spouse:
  Melle Virginia Ward Barrentine (1914 - 1997)
 
Burial:
Odd Fellows Cemetery
Starkville
Oktibbeha County
Mississippi, USA
 
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Record added: Apr 13, 2013
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Dr Benjamin Franklin Barrentine
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