Ernest Benoit

Wednesday, September 16, 2020
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The family and friends of Ernest Benoit are mourning the loss of their loved one who was called from this life on Sept. 11, 2020, at the age of 76.

Funeral services for Ernest Benoit were held at Matthews and Son Funeral Home Chapel Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020, at 2 p.m., with Deacon Mike Tramel officiating.

Visitation was held at Matthews and Son Funeral Home Tuesday, Sept. 15, from 10:30 a.m. until time of his funeral service.

Ernest was laid to rest in Hanks Cemetery.

Ernest was born in Klondike to Albert Benoit and Elaine Hargrave Benoit on March 11, 1944. He enjoyed fishing, gardening and hunting. Ernest also enjoyed spending his spare time doing carpentry work, mechanical work and welding. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Ernest is survived by his wife, Edna Benoit of Lake Arthur; sons, Shannon James (Kimberly) Benoit of Hayes, Shadwik James (Amanda) Benoit of Roanoke and Shawn James (Chelsea) Benoit of Lake Arthur; daughter, Tina (Kim Keefer) Benoit of Magnolia, Texas; and grandchildren, Dakota, Krista, Bryce, Alyssa, Noah and Eli.

Ernest was preceded in death by his parents, Albert and Elaine H. Benoit; his brothers; and his sisters.

Carrying Ernest to his final resting place were Shannon Benoit, Shadwik Benoit, Shawn Benoit, Dakota Benoit, T.J. Miller and Wilson Miller.

Honorary pallbearers were Tina Benoit and Krista Benoit.

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