Ruth Brown Bonner

Born: Mon., May 12, 1924
Died: Fri., Mar. 16, 2012

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Ruth Frances Brown Bonner, age 87, of Buckhead, Georgia, died on Friday, March 16, 2012 at St. Mary''s Good Samaritan Hospital in Greensboro. Mrs. Bonner was born in Holly Springs, GA in Jackson County on May 12, 1924 the daughter of the late James Rufus Brown and Alma Carrie Hensley Brown. She attended Pennington School and helped to raise all of her younger siblings while her parents worked. She worked at the Madison Sewing Plant and later in the tea kettle line at the Enterprise Aluminum Plant in Eatonton where she retired in 1988. She was a wonderful mother and grandmother and enjoyed gardening, canning, growing flowers and loved being with her grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Everette Edward Bonner in November of 1998; a granddaughter, Janie Ruth Burgess; and siblings, Georgia Ervin and Winford Brown. She is survived by three daughters, Vicki Huff of Buckhead, GA, Lynn Stephens of Buckhead, GA and Gerald Warren and husband Daryl of Pelham, GA; a son, Edward Bonner and wife Molly of Buckhead, GA; four sisters, Hattie Bonner of Buckhead, GA, Faye Mitchem of Madison, GA, Phoebe Slocum of Covington, GA and Hazel Hardy of Eatonton, GA; three brothers, Bobby Brown of Madison, GA, Ezra Brown of Moultrie, GA and David Brown and wife Bonnie of Madison, GA; eight grandchildren, Wally Smith and wife Angela, Tonya Lambert and husband Derrick, Riley Huff and wife Annie, Mandy Cronic, Joe Huff, Ches Stephens, Leigh Ann Stephens and Chase Bonner, nine great grandchildren, Anna and Ray Smith, Daryn and Alec Lambert, Addison and Hollis Huff, Coleman and Aaron Mitchem, Randy Stephens; two great, great grandchildren, Bella Turpin and Zane Highnote; and a number of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Graveside Services will be held Sunday, March 18, 2012 at 3:00 p.m. at Buckhead City Cemetery, Buckhead Road, Buckhead, GA 30625 with Rev. Gary Pritchett officiating. Serving as pallbearers are Shannon Brown, Mark Hardy, Jack Brown, Jimmy Brown, Steve Brown, Rodney Wilson, Bill Bonner and Dave Strange. The family will receive friends from 12 noon until 2:30 p.m. Sunday afternoon at McCommons Funeral Home. McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St., Greensboro, GA, (706) 453-2626, is in charge of arrangements. Visit us at to sign the online guest register.

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Pamela Alexander
   Posted Sun March 18, 2012
I am so sorry to hear of the loss of Ms Ruth. She was a very special lady and I will always remember her smiling face! Your family is in my prayers

Rachel Johnson
   Posted Mon March 19, 2012
God Bless You all in this time of need you are in my thoughts and Prayers. Johnson Family

Valerie Pruett Smith
   Posted Mon March 19, 2012
I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Mrs.Ruth Bonner.She was a big part of my life growing up as her daughters and I were friends as well as classmates all through school. She was always one of the mothers that would come with cupcakes for our class parties.She was very kind and wore a warm smile with a soft voice.She always pulled for the underdog.She was unjudgemental of others as Crist would have us be.She will be missed by her family and friends.May she be their guarding Angel.Rest in Peace,Ms.Ruth.

Angela Banks
   Posted Wed March 21, 2012
To the Bonner family; I want to express my deepest sympathy for your lost. Please keep in mind the scripture at John 5:28,29 which speaks of a resurrection of the dead. You will see her again she has paid her price on this earth. I work closely with Gerald and love her dearly. Angie Banks

Eatonton Police Department
   Posted Thu March 22, 2012
THe Officers and Members of the Eatonton Police Department join in extending Heartfelt Sympathy to you and your family at this Time of Sorrow.