Eaton, Cynthia "Cindy" (Benton)

Thursday, April 8, 2021
Cynthia “Cindy” Eaton, 65, of Benton, beloved mother, daughter, sister, aunt and friend, passed away peacefully on April 5, 2021.

Cindy enjoyed playing Bingo, Yahtzee and singing karaoke.  She especially loved to dance and spend time with her family.

She was preceded in death by her beloved parents, Marvin and Carlene Thomas; and brother, Victor Thomas.

Survivors include her loving children, Ernie (Tammy) Talton, Darlene Thomas, Marvin (Anne) Talton, April Eaton, Brian (Sherry) Eaton and Ashley (Josh) Whitney; grandchildren, Josh Thomas, Angel Thomas, Josh Parton, Chris Parton, Tyler Parton, Megan Eaton, Emily Thomas, Cynthia Eaton, Eli Whitney and Triston Whitney; three great-grandchildren; sisters, Sheila (David) Hall and Annamarie (Frederick) Lewis; and nieces and nephews, Carlene (Brent) Ray and their three children, Cory Brooks, Logan Ray and Lindsey Ray, Kenneth (Krista) Hall and their three children, David Hall, II and his five children, Amanda (Arnold) Jones and their four children.

A Celebration of Life service will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 10 in the chapel of Higgins Funeral Home.  Interment will follow at Benton Memorial Gardens.

Her family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. on Friday, April 9 at the funeral home.

Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family at www.HigginsFuneral.com.

Arrangements are entrusted to Higgins Funeral Home of Benton.

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