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The Goldendale Sentinel, Goldendale, WA., February 22, 1973, page 6

BEN BUNNEL DIES IN MCMINNVILLE

CENTERVILLE - Lilly Carter

     The community was saddened Tuesday night to learn of the death of Ben Bunnell in a hospital in McMinnville. Mr. Bunnell was born and raised in the area and was from one of the county's earliest pioneer families. He was the father of Lorene Mattson and a brother of Chester Bunnell and Mrs. Earl Davis, The Dalles. Mrs. Mattson and Mrs. Davis had driven to McMinnville Saturday to be with their father. Graveside services will be at the Centerville Cemetery this Saturday at 2 p.m. with Harry Carter officiating.


The Goldendale Sentinel, Goldendale, WA., February 22, 1973, page 6

BEN BUNNELL

     Bennie S. Bunnell, 90, of McMinnville, Or., died February 20, 1973.
     He was born and raised in the Centerville area and attended school there, and farmed until 1925 when he moved to Pacific County near Raymond, Wa., farming there until 1967 at which time he moved to McMinnville.
     He was a member of the First Baptist Church at McMinnville, the Men's Garden Club and a former member of the Odd Fellow Lodge.
     He is survived by three sons: Sheridan of Blue Lake, Cal., Melvin J. of Vancouver and Dale of The Dalles; three daughters: Gertrude Boling of McMinnville, Lorene Mattson of Centerville and Velma Davis of The Dalles; a brother Chester of Centerville; 17 and grandchildren and 25 great grandchildren.
     Funeral services will be held Friday at 3 p.m. at the Macy & Son Funeral home in McMinnville.
     Graveside services will be held at the Centerville Cemetery Saturday, February 24 at 2 p.m. with Harry Carter officiated.


The News-Register, McMinnville, OR., February 24, 1973, page 10

BENNIE S. BUNNELL

     Funeral services for Bennie S. Bunnell, age 90, were Friday, February 23, at Chapel of Macy & Son. Interment was at Centerville Cemetery, Centerville, Wash. Mr. Bunnell died February 20 at a McMinnville hospital.
     He was born January 30, 1883 at Centerville, the sons of Marion Decatur and Susan jane Mills Bunnell. He was raised and schooled in Centerville, attended Washington State College, and was a sheep rancher in the Centerville area until 1925. He was married to Mona E. Hall on November 30, 1905, at Tacoma. She died in 1967. In 1925 they moved to Pacific County, Wash. where they ranched until retiring to McMinnville in 1967. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in McMinnville, the Men's Garden Club and a former member of the I.O.O.F. Lodge.
     He is survived by three sons, Sheridan Bunnell of Blue Lake, Calif., Melvin J. Bunnell of Vancouver, Wash. and Dale Bunnell of The Dalles; three daughters, Mrs. Gertrude Boling of McMinnville, Mrs. Lorene Mattson of Centerville and Mrs. Velma Davis of The Dalles; a brother Chester A. Bunnell of Centerville, Wash.; 17 and grandchildren and 25 great grandchildren.

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