Benjamin Hires Sr. Mon, 08/08/2016 - 7:17pm Palatka1 Benjamin Hires Sr., 83, affectionately known as "BJ", was born Aug. 17, 1932 in Madison. His family later moved to ...PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM CONTENT. Our website requires visitors to log in to view the best local news. Not yet a subscriber? Subscribe today! Read more about Benjamin Hires Sr.