Stole this from Laura but thought some of you might want to sign the Memorial Book.
Bens Obituary and link to Memorial Book. It will be online till Sept 17.
Bennett H. (Ben) Gilbert
GILBERT, BENNETT H. (BEN), 60, of Inverness, AL, passed away Saturday, August 16, 2008 after courageously battling a serious illness. He had a life long career in Aviation and Marine Insurance and was a Senior Vice President at Mcgriff, Seibels and Williams where he served the company for 35 years. He is survived by two children: daughter, Allison Bergert (Jim); son, Bryan Cowen (Paige); four grandchildren, Lauren Bergert, Kellen Cowen, Alex and Lindsey Bergert; brother, Glenn (Ruth), of Fairhope, AL; sisters, Elaine Phelps of Houston, TX and Cheryl Newell (David) of Trussville, AL. He was preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth (Libby) Gilbert; brother, James (Jim) Gilbert; sister-in-law, Ramona Gilbert; and brother-in-law, Bill Phelps. Visitation will be held Tuesday, August 19, 2008 from 5-6:30 p.m. at South Highland Presbyterian Church with a memorial service following in the church sanctuary at 6:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers memorial donations are asked to be made to UAB Cancer Center, 1530 3rd Avenue South, Birmingham, AL 35294-3300, or the Greater Birmingham Humane Society, 300 Snow Drive, Birmingham, AL 35209.
Our Ben was a wonderful, caring man. Even if you didn't know him, you should go to his guestbook to see how much he was loved by his local friends, his employees, his cruising friends and his online friends.
We should all be blessed enough to have such a tribute when we go.
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