Benjamin Harvey Toulson, Jr. went home to be with the Lord on August 15, 2018.
Ben was born in Salem, NJ on April 21, 1930 to Benjamin Harvey Toulson, Sr.
and Susan (nee Dilks) Toulson. He was president of the Class of 1950 at Salem
High School. He served in the US Army. An active volunteer fire fighter for many
years, he served as Chief of Pennsville Fire & Rescue Co. #1 and as Salem County
Fire Marshal. He was also a longtime member of Trinity UM Church in
Pennsville. Past President of Delaware Valley Fire Chiefs Association in 1977.
Ben is survived by his wife Shirley (nee Hines) Toulson, children, Deborah
Ellison (Griff), Donna Melnick (Randy) and Benjamin H. Toulson, III (Candy) and David Livesay (Patty). He
was the proud grandfather of 9 and great grandfather of 5. He is also survived by a sister Betty Ann (nee
Dilks) Heaney. Predeceased by his parents and his first wife Faye (nee Luck) Toulson
Funeral services will be held 11:00 AM on Tuesday August 21, at the Trinity United Methodist Church,
Pennsville. family and friends may call Monday Evening from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at the Laughrey Funeral
Home, Pennsville and again on Tuesday from 10:00 to 11:00 AM at the Church prior to the service. Burial
with honors will be at the Salem County Veterans Cemetery, Pilesgrove, NJ.
In lieu of flowers please make memorial contributions to the Trinity United Methodist Church, Memorial
Fund, Broadway & Church St. Pennsville, NJ or the Pennsville Fire & Rescue Co. #1, South Broadway,
Pennsville, NJ 08070. www.laughreyfuneralhome.com