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BENJAMIN LEIGHTON HEAD

Benjamin Leighton Head, 85, of Savannah, Georgia, died Tuesday morning, November 24, 2020, at St. Joseph’s Hospital.

Born in Eros, Louisiana, he was a son of the late Henry Arlo Head and the late Clara Swanson Head. Ben was a faithful member of The Collegiate Church of St. Paul the Apostle, Episcopal. He was the former gift shop manager at the Davenport House Museum.

Survivors include his brother, H.A. Head and his wife, Norma, of West Monroe, Louisiana; nephews and nieces Michael Head (Jen) of Valencia, California, Angela Fry of Diamondhead, Mississippi, Susan Avery (Bobby) of West Monroe, Louisiana and Robert Head of Eunice, Louisiana, and great-nephews and great-nieces Courtney Moore (Anthony), Brendan Head, Meghan Head, Keigan Head, Jonathan Avery and Nathaniel Avery. He will certainly be missed!

Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Gamble Funeral Service – 410 Stephenson Avenue.

Remembrances: The Collegiate Church of St. Paul the Apostle, Episcopal – 1802 Abercorn Street, Savannah, Georgia 31401-8122.

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  1. Jack Miller says:

    Ben and I met 50 years ago and have been friends ever since. We have shared ideas and experiences, including stays in Mexico. It is sad that he should pass two days before Thanksgiving, a holiday he loved. I can recall fine dinners he prepared for Thanksgiving in the past. Ben was a wonderful cook. In fact, Ben was a wonderful man, always ready with a kind word or a helping hand. We shall miss him dearly.

  2. Arla DaCamara says:

    I was already working at the Davenport House when Ben was hired as gift shop manager, and he was a pleasure to work for. We shared many laughs, stories, and played many bridge hands in our minds. Ben, too, loved the game. He was always a gentleman and cared about people. He could answer anyone’s questions about the history of the Davenport House or about Savannah. He was a gem! He will be sorely missed by so many. God Bless him.

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