Bonnie Mae Green Mabes, 81, of Etowah, died peacefully at her residence, Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013, surrounded by her family.
She is now in the arms of her Lord and Savior.
She was a native and lifelong resident of Claxton and Coghill communities and was the oldest daughter of the late Toy and Bertha Lunsford Green.
She retired from Morgan Manufacturing and Lake Ocoee Inn Restaurant.
She was a member of Coghill Baptist Church and a lifetime member of the Ladies Auxillary of VFW Post 5146 in Athens.
She was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters, Lona Housley and Elizabeth Gagnon; two brothers, J.L. and Charles Green; mother-in-law, Sarah “Granny” Evans; and daughter-in-law Mary Mabes.
Survivors include her loving husband of 62 years, Arthur Elwood Mabes, of Etowah; two daughters and sons-in-law: Winona Howard and her husband, Larry, and Renee Bain and her husband, Jimmy, all of Athens; three sons: Allen and Keith Mabes of Etowah and Doug and Pam Mabes of Athens; six grandchildren: Lance Howard of Wisconsin, Angie Tate and husband, Adam, Chris Mabes, Beth Mager and husband, Kevin, and Timmy Odum, all of Athens and Chelsey Bain of Knoxville; 10 great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Barbara Ann Green of Etowah; and a special cousin, Jean Sopshire of North Carolina.
The family would like to express their appreciation to Caris Hospice for their compassionate care.
The funeral will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 2, 2013, from the funeral home chapel with the Revs. Jerry Stephens and Joe Hacher officiating.
A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 3, 2013, from Coghill Baptist Church Cemetery with family and friends serving as pallbearers.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
We invite you to view the Mabes family guest book and send a message of comfort at www.serenityfunerals.com
Serenity Funeral Home and Cremation Center of Etowah in charge of arrangements.