Bonnie N. Warner
Bonnie N. Warner of Wells, Texas, passed away on Saturday, January 26, 2008. She was an accomplished educator; a life-long learner; a kind and generous sister, aunt and friend; a mentor and counselor to many; a teacher who took great delight and interest in all her students. She was born in Wells, Texas, on September 6 to Thomas B. Warner and Carrye Warner.
Miss Warner graduated from Lufkin High School, completed her undergraduate degree at Sam Houston State Teachers College, and did her post-graduate work at Columbia University in New York. She was a long-time teacher of Home Economics at Wells High School. She was an expert seamstress and cook and had great faith in her Lord. She was a member of the Lufkin Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star.
Miss Warner was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas B. Warner and Carrye Warner, and her stepmother, Nettie Warner. She is survived by her beloved sister, Norma W. Shamess; niece, George Ann Carmichael; great nephew, Scott W. Carmichael; and her Church Family at Falvey Memorial United Methodist Church.
Funeral services for Miss Warner will be held at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, January 29, 2008, in the Falvey Memorial United Methodist Church in Wells, Texas, with Reverend Jamie Lea and Reverend Joe Beren officiating. Interment will follow in Mt. Hope Cemetery.
Friends are invited to visit with the family from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Monday evening at Gipson Funeral Home.
Pallbearers will be Ross Hicks, Blake Bailey, Kyle Hopper, Roy Joe Bailey, Don Byrd and C.W. Williams. Honorary pallbearers will be John Sneed, Roy White, Larry Bailey and Pat Jordan.
Memorials in Miss Warner's memory may be made to the Falvey Memorial United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 40, Wells, TX 75976; or to the Rube Sessions Memorial Library, 298 Rusk Ave., Wells, TX 75976.
Miss Warner's family wishes to thank Dr. B.W. Henderson and the nursing staff at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital, as well as her caregivers, who cared so conscientiously for her during her final illness.
Gipson Funeral Home; Bill Swearingen, director