Bonita Vivian Killion Newberry-Mayes, age 82, of Brownwood passed away on Sunday, Aug. 24, 2008, in Temple, Texas.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2008, at the Heartland Funeral Home Chapel in Early with the Rev. Ira Gerald Wolfe officiating. Internment will follow in Eastlawn Memorial Park. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 26, at the funeral home.
Bonita Newberry-Mayes was born on Sept. 25, 1925. She was the daughter of Oliver Porter Killion and Josephine Johnson-Killion.
She had one brother, Dallas Killion and four sisters: Wilma Robbins of Conroe, Texas, Rosetta Mangrum of Monet, Mo., Grace Ezell and Gertrude Estes.
She married Aaron B. Newberry on April 3, 1941, and their marriage lasted 63 years until his death in December, 2004. Their marriage produced 10 children, 17 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Children are Gene and Glendola Braswell, formerly of Brownwood, Anna Josephine Newberry of Arkansas, Milton and Shirley Newberry of Pasadena, Phyllis Newberry of Brownwood, Hilda Williams of New Caney, Texas, Ken and Rhonda Newberry of Fort Worth, Marion and Rachel Newberry of Sweetwater, Kevin Newberry of Fort Worth, Karen Newberry-Campbell of Brownwood, and Stephen and Kristen (Self) Newberry of Brownwood.
Grandchildren are Ronnie Wolfe, Ronda Tutt, Ira G. Wolfe, Darrell Weems, Milton Newberry Jr., Rachel Brown, Daniel Williams, Boni Newberry, Shane Pool, Andrew Newberry, Zachary Newberry, Natalie Newberry, Kara Newberry, Serenity Daniels, Stephen Newberry II, Tara Newberry and Gavin Newberry.
Great-grandchildren are Matthew Wolfe, Derek Wolfe, Wyatt Wolfe, Samantha Wolfe, Heather Smith, Monica Mouser; Enoch Tamez, Lene` Wolfe, Christopher Weems, Ivy Weems, Vanity Newberry, Hailey Newberry, Aaron Newberry, Mason Newberry, Hannah Brown, Samuel Brown, Maci Newberry, Brayson Newberry, Seth Campbell-Moreno, Seriaya Daniels and one great-great grandchild, Orion Ramirez.
She married Aubrey R. Mayes of Early on Feb. 14, 2008.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Oliver and Josephine Killion; her first husband Aaron B. Newberry; two sisters, Grace Ezell and Gertrude Estes, brother Dallas Killion; two daughters Glendola Braswell and Anna Josephine Newberry; one grandchild, Andrew Newberry; three nieces, Danita Killion, Sandie Fite and Shirley Dison and one nephew, Charles B. Estes.
She is survived by her husband, Aubrey R. Mayes, two sisters, Rosetta Mangrum and Wilma Robins; eight children; 16 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
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