Posted: Monday, January 31, 2011 4:38 pm
The Messenger, January 31, 2011
Bonnie Pearl (Wills) Smith, 81, of Union City died Jan. 29, 2011, at Union City Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.
Services will be 1 p.m. Thursday at White-Ranson Funeral Home, with the Rev. James Kinsey officiating. Burial will follow in Mount Zion Cemetery near Union City.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home 5-8 p.m. Wednesday.
Pallbearers will be Howard Truett, Glen Meadows, Wilford Rikard, Cannon Johnson, Bobby Johnson and Jason Adams.
Mrs. Smith was born May 15, 1929, in Waverly, daughter of the late Roy and Grace (Forrester) Wills. She married Thomas Ardale Smith Sept. 27, 1952. He died April 12, 2008.
She was a homemaker and a Methodist.
Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Tina and Wilford Rikard of Obion; her son, Rick Smith of Union City; four grandchildren, Jessica Van Pelt of Illinois, Delanie Van Pelt of Michigan, Cassidy Harrell of Dyersburg and Ashley Hicks of Obion; two great-grandchildren, Dalton Harrell and Grace Harrell, both of Dyersburg; three sisters, Kay Adams and Pat Wills, both of Hornbeak, and Maxine Meadows of South Fulton; and her brother, Tom Wills of Midlothian, Ill.
She was also preceded in death by her daughter, Donna Van Pelt; three sisters, Ruby Taylor, Ruth Burns and Shirley Wills; and four brothers, Ralph Wills, Sie Wills, Raymond Wills and Bill Wills.
Condolences may be sent to the family at the funeral home website: www.white-ranson.com.