BENI BEN-NAPHTALI, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Sunday, June 26, 2011, at St. Joseph Hospital. Born Jan. 16, 1938, in Fort Wayne on Dalman Ave., he was the son of the late William H. Sr. and Wanda L. Edwards. He attended South Side High School and Joined the U.S. Navy. He served during the Korean Conflict. He is survived by his children, Nathaniel E. Edwards of Fort Wayne, Kellye Edwards-Charles (Ted) of California City, Calif. and Lance E. Edwards of Lancaster, Calif.; sister, Elaine Edwards-Pruitt of Fort Wayne; brother, Miles S. Edwards, Ph.D. of Fort Wayne; two special cousins, Charles A. Woods and Charlotte J. Woods, both of Fort Wayne; 10 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. He was also preceded in death by his siblings, William H. Jr. and Marilyn Edwards-Ivory. A private service will be held. Burial in Marion National Cemetery.
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Published in Fort Wayne Newspapers on June 28, 2011