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Old August 17th, 2008, 10:13 AM
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It is with great sadness that I bring you this news.
Our Friend Ben, a.k.a. TIDE PRIDE from Birmingham, Al. Passed away yesterday.
He is no longer in pain and he is with his beloved Libby. Those who did not get to meet or know him do not know what they missed.

This world is a much better place because he walked on it.
He will be greatly missed.
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Old August 17th, 2008, 10:22 AM
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I will miss Ben and I know that all of the Bama Nation will feel sorrow over his passing and rejoice for his new life.

For Ben and his family I say;
The Lord bless thee and keep thee.
The Lord cause his light to shine on thee.
The Lord lift up his countenance upon thee.
And give thee peace. Amen.

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Old August 17th, 2008, 10:24 AM
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Ben, AKA Tide Pride, will be missed. We met him on our Liberty Cruise.
He was a nice gently man.
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Old August 17th, 2008, 10:33 AM
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Many sympathies for his beloved children and grand children who he loved a great deal. He has missed his wife a great deal and there is some comfort in knowing he firmly believed when it was his time he would be re united with her in everlasting life. He was A very good person with a kind heart and soul .
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Old August 17th, 2008, 10:33 AM
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I'm very sad to hear about his passing.
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BigJohn, thank you for letting us know about Ben. I am so sorry to hear he has passed, but if there's any consolation, he is now with his beloved Libby once again.
RIP Ben.

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Old August 17th, 2008, 11:06 AM
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Big John, I thank you too for letting us know this sad news. We will miss him here on the boards, and I pray for comfort for his family and loved ones.

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Old August 17th, 2008, 12:21 PM
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Yes, he will absolutely be missed here on the boards. May he rest in peace. God Bless.

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Old August 17th, 2008, 01:29 PM
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A kind and gentle man from all his posts, he will be missed by many. I know his family has treasured memories to hold close in their hearts...John, thanks for letting us all know..My deepest sympathy to his family and friends.
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Old August 17th, 2008, 01:33 PM
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Not a nice way to start out Sunday. All our sympathy goes out to Ben's family. He was such a nice man. I always looked forward to his posts each morning. At least now he is with Libby.

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Old August 17th, 2008, 03:03 PM
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I am completely lost without him. I got the word this morning from his son.

I can't believe Ben won't be here anymore.

I know he needed Libby, but we needed him too.

Good Bye my friend

We loved you, and still do.

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Old August 17th, 2008, 03:31 PM
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May God comfort all of us who knew and loved Ben......he will be deeply missed.
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I am very sad to hear this. My best wishes go out to his family.

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I wanted to say more about Ben, but I just can't not right now.

I did want to share something he gave me, before Jim went to Iraq the last time. It has been a great joy to me, and I think he would want it shared.

http://www.desertwebcenter.com/YouNeverWalkAlone.html

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That's very sad news about Ben. May he rest in peace, and please pass on all our sympathies to his family.
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Old August 18th, 2008, 05:05 AM
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I did not know Ben, but from what y'all have written, he must have been a wonderful man. My sympathies to his family.

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This forum was the place where I first met Ben and where I return today to pay tribute to him.
Ben, your strength of charactor; your example of living and loving life; and your love and devotion to family and friends have been an inspiration to me. Thank you my friend for including me as a small part of your life.
With Libby by your side once again may you both have an eternity of love together.
I pray that the Lord will give me the strength to approach the challenges life brings with the dignity and charm that were the hallmarks of your life.
Roll Tide. The season begins August 30th.
With Love for a wonderful person.
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A fine tribute PapaBill, from another fine gentleman. Nice to see you.

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Such sad news, I write with weeping eyes and heavy heart. Ben was a fine man. I feel honored to have met him on the Liberty Cruise. He will be with his beloved Libby for eternity. You will be missed.

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I am still at a loss for words, I knew his time was getting close but it was still a shock to me when hearing this terrible news.
We have our children in Brimingham, and so had met him and we bonded and meeting him was as if we had been close freinds for years. He was oneof the finest gentlemen I have ever known. He is going to be missed so much. But knowing he is back united with his Libby gives me peace and also knnowing he isn't suffering anymore. God bless you Ben and as PapaB said Roll Tide!!!.
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Sad news indeed. Condolences to his loved ones.
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Very Sad indeed. He will be greatly missed. Thank you BigJohn and Papa Bill for the word and the tribute.
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