Sue-Dale Oldham Bonner, age 75 of Florence, Ala, formerly of Fayetteville joined the Lord while surrounded by her family on Friday December 31, 2010. She was the daughter of the late Robert Hal and Janie Inez (Towry) Oldham. Survived by her husband, James Aubrey Bonner, her sons, Lt. Col. Conrad Hamilton Bonner (USA, retired) and Col. Jeffery Oldham Bonner along with their wives, Brenna and Darla, six grandchildren and sister Sharon Kaye and husband Dr. Jerry Chupp of Powder Springs, GA. Sue was deeply loved by her family and sustained them with her bountiful faith, love, example, and prayer. She was a well loved member of the First Baptist Church. She spent the majority of her adult life as an active member of the Fayetteville community. A lifelong educator, holding a master’s degree in administration and supervision from Middle Tennessee State University, Sue was a gifted and esteemed member of the education profession. She served in a varity of primary, secondary, and university level positions in the states of Tennessee, Alabama and Florida. Her efforts serving as Lincoln County’s federal programs director and supervisor of instruction enriched the lives of countless students by bringing much needed resources and structure to the Lincoln County School System. She served as a community volunteer in both Tennessee and Alabama, often serving as a leader to many of these programs. Mrs. Bonner left her remains to the Medical Center at UAB to benefit medical research.
Memorial services will be conducted Sunday afternoon December 18th at 2 PM at the Fayetteville First Baptist Church with Rev. Van Johnson, Stan Golden and Rev. Larry Wright officiating. Burial will follow in Rose Hill Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be Saturday December 17th from 5-8 PM at Higgins Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Fayetteville First Baptist Church Building Fund or the Salvation Army.
Jim and family, our deepest sympathy to you over the loss of your dear wife and mother. Please know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers as you go through this difficult time.
May your precious memories help to get all of you through this.
Floyd and Imogene
Jim and family,
So sorry for your loss. Sue was a beautiful person. My sympathy and prayers are with you.
Jim and Family, my heart goes out to each of you for your loss. Sue was one of my favorite people and I loved her dearly. She did so much for the students and teachers of Lincoln County.
I will be in Florida at the time of her service; however, my thoughts and prayers will be with you.