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Ben Wilson

Ben Wilson, age 80, of the Bald Mountain Community, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, October 7th, 2018 at St. Josephs Hospital. A native of Yancey County, he was a son of the late Ike and Lennie (McCurry) Wilson. He was also preceded in death by his first wife, Josephine Honeycutt Wilson; a daughter, Billie Jo Wilson; son, Benny Roger Wilson; two sisters and five brothers. Ben was a member of Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church. He enjoyed being a city bus driver in Newport News/Hampton, VA. He loved fishing with his father-in-law, Virgil Lawson.

Surviving is his loving wife of 41 years, Deldana Lawson Wilson; son, William Wilson of Asheville; step-children: Lynne Duquenne and husband, David, of Erwin, TN and Cline Allen Lambert and wife, Sharla, of Hendersonville; sister, Joyce Ramsey and husband, Bryan, of Deland, FL; grandson/son, Dylan Wilson of San Diego, CA, currently serving in the Navy; grandsons: Zach, Jerry, JR and Victor; granddaughters: Katie and Alice; six great-grandchildren: Ciara, Little Vic, Christopher, Jackson, David and Daniel; two best friends: Earlene Hughes and Kim Roberson and two special cousins: Chloe Ramsey and Brenda Edwards.

The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. on Tuesday, October 9th in the Chapel of Yancey Funeral Services. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, October 10th at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church with Rev. Jerry Shelton officiating. Burial will follow in the Wilson Cemetery on Bald Mountain. To send online condolences, please visit our website at