MILA—Benjamin Franklin “Tom” Northern, 87, of Mila died on July 15, 2020.
He was the widower of Julia Ann Northern and a retired electrician for the U. S. government. He was a member of the American Legion Post 86, a U. S. Army veteran of the Korean War Era, a member of Mila United Methodist Church and a beloved baseball fan.
Surviving are his children, Debra Ann Hoffman and husband, Timothy, of Jacksonville, N.C., Bruce E. Northern of Mila and Michael A. Northern of Fayetteville, N.C.; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; sister, Jeanean Abbott of Mila; brothers, Eugene Northern and wife, Vera, of Wilmington, N.C., and John W. Northern Jr. and wife, Sue, of Montana.
He was preceded in death by his parents, John William Northern Sr. and Myrtline Keyser Northern.
He was an avid fan of the Lancaster High School baseball team and the American Legion Post 86 baseball team.
Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 21, at Mila Community Cemetery, Mila. The family received friends from 5-7 p.m. Monday, July 20 at the Currie Funeral Home, Kilmarnock.
Memorials may be made to the American Legion Post 86, P. O Box 1982, Kilmarnock, VA 22483.