INDIAN LAND -- Mr. Ben Ray Wilson, 86, of Indian Land, died Saturday, Jan. 5, 2008, at his home.
The funeral will be at 3 p.m. Monday, Jan. 7, 2008, at Belair United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Tony Adams officiating. Burial will be at the church cemetery.
Born in Indian Land, Mr. Wilson was a son of the late Benjamin Tillman Wilson and Valena Blanche Pettus Wilson. He served in the U.S. Air Force during World War II, where he was stationed in India [CBI]. Mr. Wilson retired from Celanese after 33 years of service. He was a member of Belair United Methodist Church, where he served on the Cemetery Committee for 44 years, on the Administrative Board and was a former financial secretary.
Surviving are his wife of 66 years, Emma Lucille Green Wilson; two daughters, Pamela W. Hill and Kathy W. Whiteside both of Indian Land; his brother, Albert Leon Wilson of Indian Land; his sister, Dorothy W. Rodgers of Indian Land; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Danny Ray Wilson; and a brother, Charles Lamar Wilson.
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The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 6, 2008, at Wolfe Funeral Home and other times at the home.
Memorials may be made to Belair United Methodist Church Building Fund, 8095 Shelley Mullis Road, Fort Mill, SC 29707.
Wolfe Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.