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Benjamin Lee McConnell, 21, of Blacksville, WV died Saturday, March 8, 2014 of injuries sustained in an ATV accident.

He was born July 25, 1992, at Morgantown, a son of Barry McConnell and Pansy Matthews McConnell of Sycamore, PA.

Ben was a graduate of West Greene High School, Class of 2011.

He was one of the founding members of the West Greene Rifle Club. He enjoyed hunting, riding ATV's and hanging out with friends.

Mr. McConnell was employed by the Morgantown Utility Board.

Surviving in addition to his parents is one sister, Shaley McConnell of Blacksville; maternal grandparents, Nimrod and Christine McCoy of Blacksville; aunts and uncles, Jeff and Marcia McConnell of Wind Ridge, PA, Linda McConnell of Prosperity, PA, Perry and Jenny Matthews of New Freeport, PA, and Nimmie and Jennifer McCoy of Blacksville; and several great aunts, great uncles, and cousins.

Ben was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Melvin and Lavonne McConnell.

Friends may call at the Owen-Neely Funeral Home, 5894 Mason-Dixon Highway, Blacksville, WV from 5-9 PM Tuesday. Funeral services will be held in the funeral home at 11:00 AM Wednesday with the Rev. Freddie Eddy, II officiating. Interment will follow in the Olive Cemetery at Pentress.

You may send condolences to the family at www.tennantfuneralhome.com.