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Benjamin Bryan “Ben” Hare

ORANGEBURG, S.C. – Mr. Benjamin Bryan “Ben” Hare, 87, of Orangeburg, died Sunday, December 22, 2013, at the Veterans Victory House Nursing Home in Walterboro.

A Celebration of Life service was held at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013, in the First Baptist Church, Orangeburg, with the Reverend Ryan Tucker and the Reverend Toni Pipkins officiating.

Pallbearers serving were Bryan Hare, Joe McMillan, Ronnie McMillan, Jay Pearson, Tom Harrison, and Tom Bonnette. Honorary pallbearers were members of the Couples Sunday school Class and members of the Lions Club.  Interment followed in Memorial Park Cemetery.  The family received friends in Davis Hall of the First Baptist Church Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until the funeral hour.

Born on November 11, 1926, in Trenton, S.C., he was the son of the late William Bryan Hare and Rebecca Ethel Harrison Hare.  He was a graduate of the Citadel and was a retired accountant with Champion Building Products.  Mr. Hare was a member of the American Legion, Lions Club, and the First Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon and member of the Couples Class.  He was a veteran of the United States Army, serving during World War II.

Survivors are his wife of 61 years, Harriet McMillan Hare of the home; two sons, Benjamin B. “Ben” Hare, Jr., and his wife, Debbie, and Jon Hare, all of Orangeburg; a grandson, Bryan Hare of Orangeburg; a sister-in-law, Gwen Kearse and her husband, Karl of Summerville; two brothers-in-law, Joe McMillan and his wife Joyce and Ronnie McMillan, all of Bamberg.

Condolences may be expressed at www.dukesharleyfuneralhome.com.