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Funeral arrangements announced for Southern University coach Ben Jobe

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BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

Funeral arrangements have been announced for legendary Southern University basketball coach Ben Jobe.

The Nashville-native died Friday, March 10 at age 84. The Ross Clayton Funeral Home, located at 1412 Adams Ave. in Montgomery, Alabama, is handling the arrangements.

A celebration of life is scheduled for 11 a.m. on Friday, March 17 at Resurrection Catholic Church in Montgomery. 

In lieu of flowers, the family has asked for donations to the American Cancer Society’s Coaches vs. Cancer fund.

Jobe led the Jaguars to four SWAC Championships, including three consecutive titles from 1987-'89 and another in 1993. He also took Southern to four NCAA tournaments and one National Invitation Tournament.

The Jobe family is also requesting for former players to serve as pallbearers and honorary pallbearers during the private interment that starts earlier at 9:30 a.m.

Donations can be sent to: 

Attention: Natalie Morrison

4550 E Bell Rd., Suite 126

Phoenix, AZ 85032

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