Mr. Benjamin Franklin Kearney, age 83 died December 25, 2007. Funeral services will be held Saturday 1 P.M. at Dickens Funeral Chapel with Minister Carol White Officiating. Burial will follow in Eastlawn Cemetery. He is survived by three sons James C. Kearney,Sr. of Henderson,N.C., Stanley E. Pittman of Norfolk, Virginia and William Lawrence of Baltimore,Maryland. Three daughters Daisy Kearney Clark of Rocky Mount, Irma Kearney Howell of Bowie,Maryland and Josephine Kearney White of Fayetteville. Two sisters Florence K. Brown of Hampton,Virginia and Arrillear K. Allen of Conetoe. 21 grandchildren. A viewing will be held Saturday 12-1 P.M. at Dickens Funeral Service,Inc. of Tarboro.