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Bonnie Tanner-Waterford

Bonnie Bell Tanner-Waterford, 83, of Manila, Arkansas departed this life on Sunday, February 7, 2021 in Jonesboro, Arkansas.  She was born on January 16, 1938 in Lepanto, Arkansas to Noah and Mae Brown Cato.

She is preceded in death by her husband: Lester John Tanner Jr., parents, one daughter: Sheila Saint and two brothers: Floyd Cato and Sylvester “Buck” Cato.

Bonnie is survived by one son: Johnathan Tanner of Manila, Arkansas, three daughters: Sherry Brannon of Keiser, Arkansas, Laranda Ruple of Shirley, Arkansas and Andrea Garcia of Manila, Arkansas, one sister: Linda Joyce Turner of Lincoln, Arkansas, five grandchildren: Nichole Barron, Justin Lozano, Alicia Wise, Dylan Ruple and Patrick Tanner, ten great grandchildren, two great-great grandchildren and a host of other family and friends.

Funeral service will be held Sunday, February 14, 2021 at 11:30 a.m. and visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. until service time at Delancey-Murphy Funeral Home in Lepanto, Arkansas.

Due to Covid-19 social distancing, masks or face coverings are required. You must provide your own mask or face covering. We are also required by the State to have you sign a contact tracing form. Thank you with your help to maintain safety while offering condolences to the family.


I miss you mom everyday. I wish I could have made it to your funeral but it snowed and I couldn't get there I. Time.

Laranda Feb 16 2021 12:00 AM