Thursday, January 15, 2009

George Ray Bonner

George Ray Bonner, 78, of Berry, died Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2009, at his residence. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 16, at Flatwoods Community Church with burial at Flatwoods Cemetery in Berry. Johnny Thacker will officiate. Visitation will be from 6 until 8 p.m. today at the funeral home and at noon Friday at the church. Collins-Burke Funeral Home will direct.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Billie Lou Bonner; grandson, Jimmy Joe Drummond; and parents, Charlie and Katie Bonner.

He is survived by his daughters, Jennifer (Tether) Willcutt, Rachel L. (Chris) Bonner, and Dawn (Jimmy) Wolfe, all of Berry, Charlene (Ricky) Henslee of Cordova, Lee Ann Thacker of Carbon Hill and Barbara Drummond of Jasper; son, Matthew Aaron Bonner of Berry; and sisters, Susie (Dan) Earnest of Cordova and Shirley Bradley of Duncanville; 14 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Tether Willcutt, Christopher Taylor, Jeff Kelley, Eric Wolfe, Jarrod Wolfe, Tyler Drummond, Allen Kimbrell and Stevie Kimbrell.