Valdosta Daily Times

March 3, 2014

Ben Avera

The Valdosta Daily Times

-- — Mr. Ben Avera, 65 of Sparks passed away Sunday, March 2, 2014 at South Georgia Medical Center.

Mr. Avera was born August 6, 1948 to Ben & Mary Lynn Avera.  He served in the United States Marines during the Vietnam War.  Mr. Avera retired from Cook County Ford and attended Adel United Methodist Church.

Survivors include his two sons & daughter in law, Stuart & Beverly Avera of Lake Park, and Cory Avera of Tallahassee; one sister & brother in law, Ann & Steve Brooks of Valdosta; nieces, Kim Cox of Atlanta, and Christy Brooks of Valdosta; cousin, Jimmy Lynn of Adel.

Graveside services will be held Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. at Westview Cemetery with Rev. John H. Stephens officiating.

The family will be receiving friends one hour prior to service at Purvis Funeral Home.  Condolences may be expressed to the family online at — Purvis Funeral Home.