Benjamin McWhorter Hood

Born: Thu., Jun. 6, 1957
Died: Mon., Mar. 23, 2015


10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Fri., Mar. 27, 2015
Location: McCommons Funeral Home

Memorial Service

11:00 AM Fri., Mar. 27, 2015
Location: McCommons Chapel

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Benjamin McWhorter Hood

Benjamin McWhorter Hood of Greensboro, GA, who was named for his great uncle, Benjamin Calhoun McWhorter, died Monday, March 23, 2015 at the age of 57.  He was born on June 6, 1957 to the late Oliver Julian Hood Sr. and Audrey Marie Robinson Hood Lunceford.  He graduated from Greene County High School, where he went to All State in football and received a full scholarship to Presbyterian College in South Carolina where he earned his Bachelor’s Degree.  After graduation he went on to coach at Piedmont, Telfair County, Nathanael Greene Academy, Burke County and Greene County.  Most recently Ben had been working at the Greene County Country Club in Union Point as the shop manager.  Ben was an avid Georgia Bulldog fan, enjoyed music and writing.  Ben was a member of the Episcopal Church of the Redeemer in Greensboro.  He will be greatly missed by a multitude of friends and loved ones.
Survivors include his brothers, Julian Hood and wife Phyllis of Roswell, GA and John Hood and wife Linda of Atlanta, GA; his twin sister, Nancy Boczar and husband Bruce of Trevose, PA; step mother, Marie Costantini of Levittown, PA; half sister, Gina Cavalier of Cameron, MT; aunt, Sarah Fortson of Greensboro, GA; numerous nieces, nephews, other aunts, uncles, cousins and many, many friends.  

Memorial Services will be held, Friday, March 27, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at McCommons Chapel in Greensboro, GA  30642.  Inurnment will follow in the Greensboro City Cemetery.  The family will receive friends Friday from 10:00 a.m. until time for the service at McCommons Funeral Home.    McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St., Greensboro, GA, (706) 453-2626, is in charge of arrangements. Visit us at to sign the online guest register.


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Nat Harwell
   Posted Tue March 24, 2015
I am as devastated by the news of Ben's demise as I have been by any catastrophic event experienced in my lifetime. My prayers are with the family. I treasure the memories of having been so very, very lucky to have returned to my hometown and to have coached Ben his senior year at GCHS. God bless him, Nancy, John, Julian and everyone like me who knew him and certainly are feeling this great loss.

Irv Morris
   Posted Tue March 24, 2015
Nancy, John, Julian and all being left behind. Words cannot express the gigantic hole left in my heart upon hearing of Ben's passing. As you probably know, Ben was like a brother to Sam/me. We had many good times and I will miss him something fierce. He is in God's hands and sitting out on Heaven's front porch with Miss Audrey. I am here for you guys if you need anything so just call.

God Bless...


M/M Terry Cantrell
   Posted Tue March 24, 2015
Deepest sympathy in the loss of your brother.

The Cantrell's
Terry, Elaine, Bobbi, and Brad

Loretta Vandiver Black
   Posted Tue March 24, 2015
Rest I peace Gentle Giant,love you.

Josh Lindsey
   Posted Tue March 24, 2015
What a fine human being we lost, but what a wonderful soul heaven has gained. So sorry for your lost. Words can't explain. You'll be missed tremendously Coach!

Russell Brock
   Posted Tue March 24, 2015
Many fond memories of you Coach Hood...and all of them bring a smile to my face and heart. RIP and God bless you.

Susan and Mark Higdon
   Posted Tue March 24, 2015
What a tremendous loss for Ben's family, for our county and for all that counted Ben as a friend. Our prayers are with his family as they deal with losing their brother.
Thank you Ben for loving our kids and being a great Coach.
Thank you for being our friend

   Posted Tue March 24, 2015
I was so saddened to hear about Ben's passing.He was always such a kind person. Please know That I am praying for the family.

Debbie Jarrard
   Posted Wed March 25, 2015
Such a sweet person and friend. Thinking of you Nancy, and family!

Jim Roper
   Posted Wed March 25, 2015
So very sorry to hear of Ben's passing. He made such a positive impact on so many lives. He is in God's hands. He was my mentor while carrying the pigskin at PC. three yards and a cloud of dust! we will miss you Jim Roper


Danny Pitts
   Posted Wed March 25, 2015
Going to miss you Ben, you were the toughest kid I ever knew, life has a hole in it now you are gone.

Tom Faust
   Posted Wed March 25, 2015
Ben was a great man who touched many lives and will be missed by many. Deepest sympathy to the Hood Family.

Dianne Yearwood
   Posted Wed March 25, 2015
My heart and prayers are with you, Nancy. Ben was such a nice person and will be greatly missed by all who knew him. My years with you and Ben go way back, but the memories are as vivid as yesterday. Love and peace to you and your family as you work through this tragedy. Time heals and your memories will last. God Bless You!

Jane Finchum and Family
   Posted Wed March 25, 2015
Dear Julian and Family,
We are stunned and so saddened in your loss, our dear Ben. You, Phyl, and the family are in our prayers.
Jane, Bill, KK, Miller and Heather

Ann Wilson
   Posted Wed March 25, 2015
Nancy, Julian and John. I am so sorry for your loss. Praying that our Heavenly Father will bring each of you comfort and peace.

Jackie Jones-McDonald
   Posted Wed March 25, 2015
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Ben and I was in the same graduating class of 1975. We had reconnected through his visits to the Greene County Library. He will be missed.

Jenny Jackson
   Posted Wed March 25, 2015
I'm so very saddened by the loss of Ben. I hope that all of his family and friends will find peace and comfort through their many fond memories. He will not be forgotten.

Emmett and Shirley Caldwell
   Posted Wed March 25, 2015
Our thoughts and prayers are with each member of the family at this time and in the days and weeks to come.

Renee and Jerry Isaacs
   Posted Wed March 25, 2015
To Ben's Family...We are so sorry for your great loss. We were honored to have Ben be part of our family for seventeen years. He brought his own special brand of love, humor, and sympathy to all and we cherished his loving ways. Ben's humorous anecdotes were precious and we savored his stories. The world has lost a unique individual. Ben will always hold a very special place in our hearts. RIP dear Ben.

Joe Nalley
   Posted Wed March 25, 2015
My heart aches with sadness and the only comfort I can muster is knowing
that you are in God's hands. God bless you, Nancy, John, Julian, and all other
family members. To say goodbye to a lifetime friend is truly one of the more
difficult challenges I shall face. I remember when you entered first grade.
RIP my dear friend.

Laurie Walters
   Posted Wed March 25, 2015
My heartfelt condolences to the family. We had so many wonderful memories of our times in Greene Co. and the smiles and kindness of Ben are part of those remembrances. May the memories of a life well lived fill your hearts with peace.

Steve Coker
   Posted Wed March 25, 2015
I will truly miss my college buddy, gapmaster. He was so kind at heart. We did so much together and learned our way through the formative years. I pray for his family, he was really a special guy..

Parris and linda
   Posted Wed March 25, 2015
Dear Nancy, Julian and John,
We are so sorry that you have lost your brother, Ben. We treasure the memories of him, that, like yours, live on in our hearts.
He was strong in so many ways. His well-thought-out opinions, his hilarious musings on life as a child, and his fanatical love of sports and humorous stories are recalled with smiles and affection.
It is because of Ben that we knew about you all, and got to share in some small part of your lives. May your memories sustain you when you are in pain over his loss.
Much love to you all, Parris and Linda

Al Cason
   Posted Thu March 26, 2015
Nancy, John, and family--so sad to learn of Ben's passing. I am very sorry for
your loss. Ben was a great guy and a fine athlete. My deepest sympathy for
you in this time of sorry. Al Cason

Sam Easley
   Posted Thu March 26, 2015
My deepest sympathies to Nancy, John, Julian and other family members and all who loved him as I did. I will miss him dearly, but I will always cherish the memories of the many times we spent together. God Bless Him.

Elizabeth Parkhurst
   Posted Thu March 26, 2015
Our family is devastated by the news of Ben. He was a love of a person. As Nancy Mcgill's niece, he treated me and my girls Lauren and Camille so sweetly. They, too, cried when they heard the news. He will be remembered very fondly.

Gayle Sumner MacAllister
   Posted Thu March 26, 2015
Nancy and the Hood family,
My heartfelt sympathy to all of you. May Ben rest in peace! I know ya'll will cherish all the memories!

Mary Veazey Poore
   Posted Thu March 26, 2015
Nancy, I was so shocked to see this in the AJC this morning. We had such great times hanging out all those many years ago. You're in my thoughts and prayers at this time of great loss. With sympathy, Mary Veazey Poore

Faron Beal
   Posted Thu March 26, 2015
Ben it was always fun. So sorry...

Kelly Boyd Jones
   Posted Thu March 26, 2015
So very sad to hear. Ms. Nancy, my heart goes out to you. I never heard anything but kind & funny stories from my mom about all of y'all growing up together. Many prayers for peace & comfort for your family. It looks as though he touched many lives.

Rosilyn Brock Hunt
   Posted Fri March 27, 2015
To the family, friends, fans, teammates, players and students of Coach Hood...
May our memories of those special moments live on forever providing us with comfort in this time of sorrow. Let those moments bring smiles to our hearts for he was a man that would want no less.

Cheryl Hodge Blair
   Posted Fri March 27, 2015
I am deeply saddened to hear about the passing of Ben. I am honored to have been one of his many PC friends. Ben (Gap) was always such a gentleman and so kind and sweet. I will never forget his gentle way. I would like to offer my most sincere condolences to his family and friends . May God bless you and keep you all during this most difficult time. Rest in peace my dear friend....

Bonnie Morrison
   Posted Fri March 27, 2015
Ben was a wonderful man - always a smile that made you feel special! I know that we will never understand what his burdens might have been, but God knows and will give him everlasting peace.
Here's to another Angel watching over us!

Melinda Perkins Walker and Kent Walker
   Posted Fri March 27, 2015
Our deepest sympathy to the family. Such a loss.

Davilyn and Bob Rainwater
   Posted Fri March 27, 2015
Goodbye to a dear friend. You have brought us joy for many years. If there is a God I hope that He is holding you in His arms and telling you that everything is going to be all right. We love you and will never forget you.

Beth Callaway Hunt
   Posted Fri March 27, 2015
Julian, Phyllis, and all of Ben's family, I send you my heartfelt condolences. I am thinking of you often and sad for your loss.

Herb & Jan Thurmond
   Posted Sat March 28, 2015
So very sorry for your loss. Herbie said the services were lovely and so many friends spoke about their great and fun times with Ben. Wish he had known how many friends loved and will miss him. Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you.

   Posted Mon March 30, 2015
Goodbye to a great former team mate. Gap was always there and uplifted us with his sense of humor. You will always be remembered my friend.

Pam Satterfield
   Posted Mon March 30, 2015
I am so sorry for your loss. Ben was a classmate of mine at PC. I am praying for all of you during this difficult time. May God bless you and keep you and give you peace.

Liz Guillette
   Posted Wed April 01, 2015
Ben, I will miss your smiling face. Between the country club and COTS, we had many a talk. God bless you, my friend.

Chris Bridges
   Posted Wed April 01, 2015
I got to know Ben when he coached football and baseball at Piedmont Academy in Monticello during the 1991-92 and 1992-93 school years. He took our football program to the state playoffs two years and coached the school to its first baseball state title in 1992 and back to the Final Four in 1993. I always enjoyed working with him. He was a sound coach and great person.

Kim Joyner Brewer
   Posted Thu October 08, 2015
I know this is a late post but had to post something when I saw that Coach Hood had passed away. I loved him as a teacher, coach and friend. I know that he is missed and just wanted to say how sorry I am.