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Benjamin Kell Warren

FORT MILL -- Mr. Benjamin Kell Warren, 91, of 306 Sidney Johnson St. passed away Wednesday, June 20, 2007, at Magnolia Manor in Rock Hill.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Saturday, June 23, 2007, at Bible Baptist Church, with the Rev. Jimmy Parrish officiating. Burial will be at Unity Cemetery.

Born Aug. 17, 1915 in Fort Mill, Mr. Warren was a son of the late Samuel Warren and Elizabeth McCoy Warren Smith. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. Mr. Warren was retired from Springs Industries and was a member of Bible Baptist Church. He was the widower of Lillie Mae Nance Warren.

Surviving are five sons, James Warren of York, Melton Warren and Robert Warren, both of Fort Mill, John Warren of Rock Hill and Thomas Warren of Rocky Point, N.C.; six daughters, Ruby Aldridge, Patricia Myers, Margaret Cole, Mary Phifer, Linda Smothers and Sandra Locke, all of Fort Mill; three grandchildren whom they helped raise, Timothy Warren, Crystal Haupt and Cathy Aldridge; his half brother, Ernest "Junior" Smith Jr. of Charlotte; 23 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Bennie Kell Warren.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today, June 22, 2007, at Wolfe Funeral Home and other times at the home.

The family thanks Hospice and Community Care for their support and care for their Dad while he was at Magnolia Manor. They wish memorials to be made to Hospice & Community Care, P.O. Box 993, Rock Hill, SC 29731.

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