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Nettie Hall Bennett

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Nettie Elizabeth Hall Bennett, daughter of the late Jeff and Mattie Goins Hall was born Aug. 12, 1921, in Elm Store, Ark., and died Oct. 27, 2008, in Thayer, MO., at the age of 87.

She was united in marriage Oct. 3, 1936, in Pocahontas, Ark., to Johnny Washington Bennett, who preceded her in death  May 11, 1987.

She was a charter member of the Thayer Free Will Baptist Church where she served in many capacities over the years.

She was a homemaker, worked at Puritan Fashions and was a housekeeper for the Thayer Elementary School.

She is survived by: her daughter, Deloris Bennett; her son, Johnny Ray Bennett, both of Thayer; one grandson, J.R. Bennett of Springfield, Mo.; three sisters-in-law, Murl Bennett, Ina Bennett Bostic and Lessie Bennett; special friends, Judy Bowers and Tim Hollinger; many nieces; nephews; and friends.

She was preceded in death by: her parents; her husband; 10 sisters, Dora England, Amy Stubblefield, Amy England, Cora Reynolds, Mary Risner, Martha Crawford, Oma Risner, Ruby Stubblefield, Rutha Davis and Lucy Morgan; eight brothers, Johnny Hall, Joe Hall, George Hall, Andrew Hall, Albert Brewer, Alfred Brewer, Ratha Brewer and Wesley Hall.

Funeral services were held Oct. 30 in the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer with Rev. Richard Robinson officiating. Burial followed in the Thayer Cemetery with arrangements under the direction of the Carter Funeral Home of Thayer.