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Benjamin Earl Hale

July 3, 1976 September 1, 2017
Benjamin Earl Hale
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Obituary for Benjamin Earl Hale

Benjamin Earl Hale, 41 years of age of Oakwood, VA, passed away Friday, September 1, 2017 at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital, Roanoke, VA. Born July 3, 1976 in Richlands, VA, he was the son of Michael E. Hale of Oakwood, VA, and the late Teresa Gale Brown Hale.

In addition to his mother, Teresa Gale Brown Hale-November 5, 2010, he was preceded in death by his brother Jeffery Alex Hale, August 16, 2013, paternal grandmother, Ruth Hale; paternal grandfather, Earl Hale; maternal grandmother Helen Wilcox Read and her husband George Read; maternal grandfather Aubrey “Strawberry” Dale Brown, uncles Ronnie, Jimmy, Danny and Jerry Brown.

Survivors include his father Michael E. Hale and wife Wanda of Oakwood, VA; brothers Kevin Michael Hale and Christopher Shawn Hale both of Oakwood, VA; maternal uncle Eddie Brown of Pilgrims Knob, VA; ; paternal uncle, Kenneth Hale of Oakwood, VA; paternal aunts, Janie Wampler of Oakwood, VA and Angela Stevens of Front Royal VA; maternal aunts Melanie Brown Burton of Castlewood, VA and Carla Brown Hurley of Pilgrims Knob, VA and several special cousins and a host of friends.

Funeral service for Benjamin Earl Hale will be held at the Shortridge-Ramey Funeral Home Chapel of Keen Mountain, VA, Thursday, September 7, 2017 at 12:00 noon with Pastor Brandon Estep and Reverend Jim Fuller officiating. Burial will follow in the Clinch Valley Memorial Park, Richlands, VA.

Active pallbearers will be his family and friends.

The family will receive friends at the Shortridge-Ramey Funeral Home of Keen Mountain, VA, Wednesday, September 6, after 6:00 p.m. with evening service to be held at 7:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the family.

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6:00 PM 9/6/2017 6:00:00 PM
Shortridge Ramey - Keen Mountain

1020 Big Skeggs Road
Oakwood, VA 24631

Evening services will take place at 7:00 PM.

Shortridge Ramey - Keen Mountain
1020 Big Skeggs Road Oakwood 24631 VA
United States

Funeral Service




12:00 PM 9/7/2017 12:00:00 PM
Shortridge Ramey - Keen Mountain

1020 Big Skeggs Road
Oakwood, VA 24631

Shortridge Ramey - Keen Mountain
1020 Big Skeggs Road Oakwood 24631 VA
United States

Cemetery Details


Clinch Valley Cemetery Final Resting Place

Front Street
Richlands, Virginia

Front Street Richlands Virginia
United States

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