Bonnie Burnette Grooms Donaldson
1917 — 2014
ASHEVILLE — Bonnie Burnette Grooms Donaldson, 96, of Asheville, passed away at home Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014. A native of Haywood County, she was the daughter of the late Elbert and Maybelle Clontz Burnett. She was a longtime member of Good News Baptist Church and loved fishing, gardening and quilting.
In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Orville Wayne Grooms; and brother, Dewey Burnette.
Bonnie is survived by her sons, Roger Grooms and his wife, Nancy, Jerry Grooms and Alvin Lane Grooms; grandchildren, Randy Grooms, Robin Hanson and Lewie Grooms; great-grandson, Lucas Grooms; step-children of Roger and Nancy, Louise and Boyd Clemmons, Dane and Moe Burnett and Allen and Linda Clemmons and many nieces and nephews.
A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25 at Good News Baptist Church, Candler, with the Revs. Steve Smith and Claude Surrette officiating. The family will receive friends on Saturday at the church from 11 a.m. until the service. Burial will follow at Morning Star Cemetery in Canton. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Good News Baptist Church, PO Box 241, Candler NC 28715.
Moore Funeral Home at Forest Lawn is assisting the family. Visit. www.moorefh.net.