Altamont Services for Ben Franklin Slayden, 78, Altamont, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Independent Baptist Church, Altamont. Burial will be in Altamont Cemetery.
Mr. Slayden died Sunday at the home of a daughter in rural Lawrence.
He was born June 2, 1912, in Prairie City, Iowa.
Mr. Slayden was a retired automobile mechanic. He had lived in Altamont since moving from Wellington in 1983. He was a member of the Baptist Church.
He married Iona Byers on Aug. 31, 1932, at Sharon. She died Dec. 14, 1989.
Survivors include two daughters, Janice Dusher, Altamont, and JoAnn Moreau, Lawrence; a brother, Bus Slayden, Crandle, Tex.; two sisters, Lucille Capps, Hoisington, and Ellen Crites, Caldwell; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Sperry-Bath Funeral Home, Altamont, is in charge of services. Warren-McElwain Mortuary is handling arrangements in Lawrence.