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Benny Lee Winfrey

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Winfrey Benny Lee Winfrey "Ben", a longtime resident of Columbus, OH was 70 years old when he passed away on June 23, 2014. He was born on October 3, 1943 to the late James Marion Winfrey Sr. "Georgia Boy" and Georgia Mae Bates Winfrey in Warren, OH. Ben's brother, James Marion Winfrey Jr. "Pee Wee" also preceded him in death. Ben graduated from Warren G. Harding High School in 1961. He attended Youngstown University. He was baptized at the Second Baptist Church in Warren, OH. He retired from the Solid Waste Authority of Central Ohio. Benny leaves to cherish his memories, his four daughters of Sacramento, California, Lynn Deloney, Lois Erby (Minister Marine Erby Jr.), Lenette Ivey (Stuart) and Lisa Winfrey; ten grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; aunt, Arlene Allen of Warrensville Heights, OH; nephews, James M. Winfrey III (Amy) of O'Fallon, IL and Earle P. Winfrey Sr.(Angel) of Detroit, MI ; cousins, Janet and Nathaniel Whitby of Cortland, OH, John Charles Bates, Deborah, Ron and Robert Winfrey of Warren, OH, Anthony Brooks, James P. Cleveland Jr. of Cleveland, OH; his best friend, Cleo Elkins, Jr. of Warren, OH; and a host of other loving relatives and friends. A memorial tribute was held in Columbus, OH on June 29, 2014. Remains entrusted to CALIMAN FUNERAL SERVICES in Columbus, OH.


Published in The Columbus Dispatch on July 19, 2014
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