Ray Funeral Home
At Mr. Price’s cabin on Moon Lake, Wednesday, October 27, 2021, from 4 – 8 PM
Celebration of Life Service will be held at Lula Baptist Church at 11:00 AM with a graveside service following at Barbee Cemetery on Thursday, October 28, 2021
Honoring a Fallen Hero, Who Served Within the Mississippi National Guard
In recognition of our proud American tradition of honorable service which our military men and women have given to their country and our State, we honor a Fallen Hero. Our nation, our state, and the National Guard Association of MS (NGAMS) regard the memorializing of its retired military deceased as an honorable and sacred obligation.
Another great Soldier and Fallen Hero has been released from duty, passed from our ranks on October 24, 2021, and moved on to his heavenly home. LTC(Ret Benny Monroe Price, age 83, a retired member of the MS Army National Guard who had served within the 2nd Battalion, 198th Armor Regiment (Greenville) has departed and gone to a better place with our good Lord.
It takes a special person to serve within the military for their country, giving up their family time, comfort, and safety for their country, ultimately for all Americans to enjoy their freedoms, safety, and way of life. We now applaud you for your service to our country. A special message from General Douglas McArthur remains applicable today for our servicemen that have passed: “Old Soldiers never die; they just fade away”.
Rest in Peace Soldier. We applaud your patriotism and brave efforts in serving our country and your family for their support of your service. We thank you for your service. Without your efforts and your families’ support, this country would not stand so boldly, shine so bright and live so free.
You now have earned a rest, so go fly with the Angels, go rest high on that mountain; your work on earth is done. Go to heaven a-shoutin’ Love for the Father and the Son.
Bennie Monroe Price March 4, 1938 – October 24, 2021 Bennie Monroe Price, 83, of Dundee, Mississippi, passed away October 24, 2021, in Oxford, Mississippi. Visitation will be held at Mr. Price’s cabin on Moon Lake, Wednesday, October 27, 2021, from 4 – 8 PM. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at Lula Baptist Church at 11:00 AM with a graveside service following at Barbee Cemetery on Thursday, October 28, 2021. Bennie was born in Tupelo, Mississippi to Alton and Thelma Price. He was raised in McComb, Mississippi with his seven siblings. Bennie attended Southwest Junior College and Delta State University on a football scholarship. Bennie received his Masters in Education from Delta State University in 1970. After which he served as principal and headmasters for several schools culminating in serving as Assistant Dean of Vocational Education at Mississippi Delta Junior College. After joining the Mississippi National Guard at age 17, Bennie retired from the military after obtaining the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. He served as the Battalion Commander of the 155th Armored Brigade based out of Greenville, MS. During his military career in the National Guard, he was federalized by President John F. Kennedy to quelch the race riots at the University of Mississippi in 1962. Bennie was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Mildred New Price, and his brothers Alton, Jr., Phil, Bobby, and Mark Price. He is survived by his siblings Shirley Boyd and Caroline Wells of McComb, MS, and Frank Price of Monterey, LA. He leaves behind his daughter and son-in-law, Tonya and Sam Brekher of Germantown, TN, two grandchildren, Nathaniel Prisock and his wife Cayla and their two children, Chapman and Swayze, and Alexandra and husband Chris Johnson of St. Petersburg, FL, as well as many other beloved nieces and nephews. Bennie was an avid outdoorsman and especially loved fishing and quail hunting. After spending much of his life in Benoit, MS, he retired to his much beloved cabin on Moon Lake. He spent all of his free time with his daughter and grandchildren attending all their sporting events and celebrations.