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Benita Cantrell
September 5, 1961 - May 18, 2022

Mrs. Benita Gay Tarver Cantrell of Trumann passed away Wednesday May 18, 2022, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro, AR., at the age of 60 years, 8 months and 13 days.  She was born Tuesday, September 5, 1961 in Trumann, AR where she was a lifetime resident.  She loved farming along with gardening, fishing, hunting turkeys, ducks and deer. She was a member of Maple Grove Baptist Church.  She was preceded in death by one brother, and her father, Mancel Tarver.                           She is survived by her husband of 38 years, Dennis Cantrell of the home; and her mother, Colleen Whitfield Tarver.            The family will receive friends Saturday May 21, 2022, from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. at Corners Chapel Baptist Church in Payneway, AR.   A Celebration of Life will follow at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Kenny Guy McMahan and Rev. Glenn Hurst officiating.  Burial will follow in Jonesboro Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Thompson Funeral Home.       Pallbearers will be the Men’s Sunday School Class.         Please consider sending lasting memorials to St. Jude Children’s Research, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN  38105 or Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital, 848 Adams Ave, Memphis, TN  38103.        In compliance with Covid-19 guidelines, a mask or other facial covering is optional and social distancing will be observed.       An online register book can be signed at www.thompsonfuneralhome.net

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May 21, 2022
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Corner Chapel Baptist Church

Payneway, AR

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Funeral Service

May 21, 2022
11:00 AM

Corner Chapel Baptist Church

Payneway, AR

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  1. Robert Frost, The Villages, Fl. says

    We are so very sorry to hear of Benita’s passing. I enjoyed getting to know you both while helping with your harvest 2011. Our deepest sympathies.

  2. Ada and Ruth Ann Terry, 12945 promise land ln trumann says

    Dennis and Coleen, we are so sorry for your loss. May god bless you both.

  3. Bobby benson, Trumann says

    Will miss you, my best friend!

  4. Diane S. Jones, Harrisburg says

    Dennis: I am so sorry for your loss. She was always a joy to talk to and be around. You will be in our thoughts and prayers.

  5. Janiel Forbess Martin, Marion Ar says

    So sorry for your loss!

  6. LaDonna McMasters, Bay Ar says

    Dennis I am so sorry for your loss, I pray the good Lord gives you peace and great comfort during this time and the days ahead..God bless you.. James & LaDonna McMasters

  7. April Russell (Montgomery), TRUMANN says

    Prayers for Mrs Colleen and the family. May God comfort you all now and always.

  8. Arlon & Pamela Welch , says

    Dennis I am so sorry. We have always felt like family with you two! We have enjoyed eating fish and hush puppies while Bonita and I try to figure out what vehicle we need to buy just to get your blood flowing. I sure will miss her!! Dennis we love you and you will be in our prayers.

  9. Gary Russell , Trumann Arkansas says

    Prayers to all

  10. Lora Dorton-Cheney, Indianapolis says

    Jesus gained a sweet angel. I wonder what she will do in heaven God bless a d receive her soul. I have fond memories of visiting her childhood home when we were kids

  11. Penny Tarver and Family, Jonesboro says

    The Tarver Family saddened to hear of our Cousins sudden death. Our thought and prayers go out to Dennis and Aunt Colleen. Our hearts are broken!!!

  12. Johnnie (Kendall) Mitchusson, Star City says

    Sending condolences

  13. Gary England and Janie, Trumann ar says

    Dennis I am so sorry for your loss I know how you will miss her very much. She was my friend and my buddy and I thought so much of her I will sure miss her and I sure know you will. So sorry

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