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Obituary for Bennie Frank Aughtman

Bennie Frank Aughtman Sr. passed away February 10, 2023. He was born in Opp, AL on January 25th, 1936.

Funeral Services are 2:00 pm Tuesday, February 14, 2023 at Zama Baptist Church with burial to follow at Zama-Kelley Cemetery. Visitation will be from 12 noon until 2:00 pm Tuesday at Zama Baptist Church.

Bennie served in the United States Army for 23 years. While in the service, Bennie played football, baseball, and basketball. At a basketball game in Ft. McClellan, AL, he met his loving wife, Alice Faye Sanders. Alice was also serving in the United States Army. They married February 10, 1961.

Bennie served two tours in Vietnam. Throughout the rest of his military career the family was stationed at Schofield Barracks, HI., Redstone Arsenal, AL, Frankfurt, Germany, Ft. McClellan, AL, Ft. Carson, CO. NATO, Brussels, Belgium, and Ft. Lewis Washington. Bennie and the family eventually retired in Zama, MS, where he worked for the Mississippi Forestry Commission for fifteen years.

He is survived by his two sons, Mark Aughtman and Ben F. Aughtman, Jr. (Deborah), one brother, Lavaughn Aughtman (Margie), six grandchildren, Nastassja Power (Josh), Frankie Aughtman, III, (Jennifer), Daniel Aughtman, Brandon Aughtman, LaQuae Aughtman, Sarah Duncan, (Christian), and ten great grandchildren.

He leaves behind many friends and family including Johnny Todd, Sue Gilliland, Gerry Sanders, Jimmie Sanders, many nieces and nephews, and his dear friend Ms.Tommie Wasson.

He is preceded in death by his loving wife Alice Aughtman, parents Frank and Ruby Aughtman, two brothers Winfred, Billy Joe, sister Merle and brothers-in-law Thomas Todd, Floyd (Sonny) Sanders, Bill Gilliland, and sister-in-law Billie Breazeale.

Bennie was a loving husband, father, and grandfather, a devout Christian, and a deacon of Zama Baptist Church. He loved traveling, fishing, and all sports! He cheered on the Mississippi State Bulldogs and, of course, the Alabama Crimson Tide.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to the Zama Baptist Church building fund.