Ben Hunley - GREENWOOD, SC - Ben Hunley, 55, resident of 305 Milford Springs Rd., husband of Pamela Pam Goolsby Hunley, died November 20, 2013 at Self Regional Medical Center. Born in Charlotte, NC, January 14, 1958, he was a son of the late Marion Bennett and Delia Anne Lewis Hunley. He was a graduate of Armstrong State University, Savannah, GA where he received his Bachelor's degree and went on to receive his Doctorate and complete his internship from the Medical University of Georgia. Ben was a member of the Episcopal Church of the Resurrection as well as a member of the AMA, the Upper Savannah River of Radiology and the American College of Radiology. He was known for his love of fishing, traveling, cool cars, boiled peanuts and most importantly, telling stories. He roasted coffee and was a boiled peanut aficionado (as a child, he rode his bike to sell them.) Music was essential to his life, especially AC/DC and Led Zeppelin (the first and only true heavy metal band.) Ben was a collector and hoarder of all things, including Mr. Peanut memorabilia, floaty pens, Gouda pottery, Spongebob Squarepants toys, and tacky yard art. He delighted in jokes the older and cornier, the better. Ben was a friend to many and a benefactor to multiple charities. His heart went out to numerous individuals. He loved his wife and son. He was so proud of both of them. His wife and son were the love of his life, and he was theirs. Surviving in addition to his wife and son, Samuel Bennett Hunley of the home are his mother- in-law, Lois Goolsby of Greenwood; a sister, Debrah Wilson and husband Stan; brothers, Timothy and Stuart Hunley; a niece, Noelle McCowin and husband, Peter; nephews, Britton Carroll and William Carroll; sister-in-law, Leigh Carroll and husband, Don; his beloved pets, Sugar, Godzilla, Sweetie Pie, Lucy, AJ, George, NibNibs, Polly and Pip Squeek. Ben was predeceased by his father- in-law, Curtis E. Goolsby. Memorial services will be conducted at 2:30 PM Saturday at Episcopal Church of the Resurrection with Rev. Nicholas Beasley officiating. The family will receive friends at the Greenwood Museum from 12:30 to 2 Saturday afternoon. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Railroad Historical Museum, P.O. Box 3131, Greenwood, SC 29648 and Episcopal Church of the Resurrection, P.O. Box 3283, Greenwood, SC 29648. For online condolences please visit www.blythfuneralhome.com. Blyth Funeral Home & Cremation Services Greenwood, SC 864-223-2223 Savannah Morning News November 22, 2013 Please sign our Obituary Guest Book at savannahnow.com/obituaries.
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Blyth Funeral Home
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Published in Savannah Morning News on Nov. 22, 2013