Benny Arthur Stennett, 64, died Monday, July 23, 2012, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville. He was born Feb. 8, 1948, in Booneville to William Woodrow Stennett and Moise Harling Stennett. He was a member of Martin Hill Free Will Baptist Church, and he was a Gideon. He was a livestock dealer, automobile salesman, and construction worker. He enjoyed horses. He loved his family, his church, and the Lord.
Funeral services will be at 2:00 P. M. Wednesday, July 25, 2012, at the Booneville Funeral Home Chapel, with Bro. Rick Bowling, Bro. Jack Whitley, and Bro. Rodney Brazil officiating. Burial will be in Martin Hill Cemetery.
He is survived by his wife, Paula Henderson Stennett, whom he married on Oct. 28, 1976; two sons, Ben Stennett (Amy) of Corinth and Jody Stennett of Booneville; two daughters, Lauren Holley of Booneville and Janette Morgan of Iuka; a brother, Fred Stennett of Fayetteville, N. C.; and six grandchildren, Brett Morgan, Madison Morgan, Sara Morgan, Rachel Holley, Luke Stennett, and Katelyn Mathis.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a granddaughter, Mollie Morgan.
Pallbearers are Kenneth Nicholson, Mark Walden, Jackie Nix, Benny Nix, J. D. McKinney, and Gerald Dodds.Memorials may be made to The Gideons International, P. O. Box 762, Booneville, MS 38829