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Obituary: Benjamin L. Stevens Jr.

Benjamin L. Stevens Jr., 86, of Newell, S.D., passed away Monday, June 25, 2012, at the Belle Fourche Regional Senior Care.

Survivors include his wife, Betty Stevens of Newell; four daughters, Billie (John) Beaver of Newell, Tammy (Vance) Frierson of Cocoa, Fla., Pam Fortune of Kingman and Sharon (Sam) Cardosa of Las Vegas; two sons, Mike (Rebekah) Stevens of Michigan, and Steve (Cheryl) Fortune of Amarillo, Texas; two brothers, Jim (Kat) Stevens of Byron, Ga., and Ike (Gloria) Stevens of Kingman; three sisters, Verna Stevens of Pomona, Calif., Mary Harmon of Live Oak, Fla., and Judy Maney of Kingman; 18 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren and 12 great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Ina Stevens; father, Benjamin Stevens Sr.; a brother, Bill Stevens; a sister, Shirley Stevens; a daughter, Debra Henry, and one grandson, Al Henry.

Upon his request cremation has taken place and no services are planned at this time.

Arrangements are under the care of Black Hills Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Sturgis, S.D. An online guest register is available at

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