Bennie Irby, age 80, of Ellenwood died Thursday, Jan. 8, 2004.

He was a member of the Eagles Landing Church of God.

Funeral services will take place at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 11 from the Chapel of Cannon-Cleveland Funeral Directors, with Dr. Elvis Hester officiating. Interment will follow at Forest Hills Cemetery in Forest Park.

Survivors include his wife, Elise Irby; daughters, Pauline Carter of Rex and Kathy Rittenhouse of Stockbridge; sons, Gary B. Irby of Ellenwood and Jerry D. Irby of Concord, Ga.; sisters, Inez Usry of Thompson, Ga., Mattie Black of Gibson, Ga., Mary Bishop of Conyers and Lucille Edmonds of Tampa, Fla.; brothers, J.T. Irby of Thompson and Johnny Irby of Conyers; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home today from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m.

Those who wish may sign the online guest registry at .

Cannon-Cleveland Funeral Directors, McDonough is in charge of arrangements. (770) 914-1414.