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Benton "Jim" James Hatley

January 8, 1926October 15, 2020

Benton James Hatley, age 94, of Fresno, California entered into rest on Thursday, October 15, 2020. Benton was born January 8, 1926 in Amarillo, Texas.

Benton is survived by his wife, Jeanette Hatley; daughter Sheila Sims; daughter Jaime Smith (Donny); and daughter Debbie Smith (Jason); grandchild Christopher Mathis, grandchild Brandon Oliver, grandchild Kylie Smith, grandchild Cameron Sims, grandchild Hannah Stinski-Ertl, grandchild Gracie Rocha and grandchild Austin Smith.

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  • Jeanette Hatley, Wife
  • Sheila Sims, Daughter
  • Jaime Smith (Donny), Daughter
  • Debbie Smith (Jason), Daughter
  • Michelle Rocha, Daughter
  • Christopher Mathis, Grandchild
  • Brandon Oliveri, Grandchild
  • Kylie Smith, Grandchild
  • Cameron Sims, Grandchild
  • Hannah Stinski-Ertl, Grandchild
  • Gracie Rocha, Grandchild
  • Austin Smith, Grandchild

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