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Dr. Benjamin Holmes Zellner III of Culloden passed away December 6, 2021. Services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, December 13, 2021 at Sharon Primitive Baptist Church with burial in Culloden City Cemetery. Elder Matt Yawn officiated.
Dr. Zellner was the son of the late B H Zellner II and Euna Dumas Zellner Pippin. He was born in Forsyth Ga. April 16, 1942. His wife Ida Abercombie Zellner preceded him in death. He was a member of Sharon Primitive Baptist Church.
Survivors include his daughter, Susan Mundy (Jay) of Churchville Va. and son Andrew Zellner of Bridgeport Ala. and brother Jimmy Zellner of Culloden Ga. along with three grandchildren.
He was senior class president of the Mary Person High School class of 1960. In 1964 he graduated from Georgia Tech with a bachelor in physic. He then received a doctorate in astronomy from the University of Arizona. Dr. Zellner then spent a number of years doing research for the University of Arizona. Next he worked for a NASA contractor on the Hubbard Space Telescope out of Baltimore Maryland. He then spent his final working years as a professor of astronomy at Georgia Southern University, Statesboro Georgia.
Monroe County Memorial Chapel has charge of arrangements
Monday, December 13, 2021
Starts at 2:00pm (Eastern time)
Sharon Primitive Baptist Church
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