Grayton has lots of underground utilities including TV/internet cables, gas lines, phone lines, and electrical lines. Before you DIG please call 811 annd the companies will come out and mark where the lines are. There is no cost for this service.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Sad News


Bonnie Kate (Blue) Covell, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, aunt, cousin and friend, died peacefully at her home in Pensacola, FL on Wednesday, November 25, 2009, surrounded by her family.Bonnie was born August 2, 1930 in Fayetteville, NC to Neill Bonnie and Mary Eliza "Mayme" Blue and raised in Raeford, NC.
She attended Queens College in Charlotte, NC where she was student body president, graduating with a Bachelor of Science in 1952 in Biological Sciences. After graduation she taught high school biology.William Arnold "Arnie" Covell and she were married June 14, 1955, after which she worked in a research laboratory in Atlanta while Arnie completed his internship at Grady Memorial Hospital.
The family moved in quick succession to Highland Park, ILL, Winston-Salem, NC, Gainesville, FL, Panama City, FL before settling in Pensacola, FL in the summer of 1963.Bonnie was active in both real estate investment and community service. Some of her interests included Impact 100, Meals on Wheels and Grayton Beach preservation efforts. She was a Stephen Minister at Trinity Presbyterian Church and enjoyed working with her friends preparing the Trinity Tidings.
Bonnie was preceded in death by Arnie, her husband of 51 years; her parents, Bonnie and Mayme Blue; infant daughter Jan Claire; brother Neill James Blue and sister Patsy Jean (Blue) Hoffman.
She is survived by her four children; son William Reid "Bill" and wife Peggy of Bartlesville, OK; daughter Jean Blue (Covell) Silva and husband Joe of Panama City, son James Patrick and wife Michelle of Gulf Breeze and son Scott McNeill of Grayton Beach, FL; seven grandchildren, Joe, Katherine, Sam, Tristan, Bailey, Sarah and John; cousin Katherine Blue Fountain of Rocky Mount, NC; nephews Joe, Mike and niece Ann Hoffman; her nieces and nephews by marriage Jill Lancaster, Jan Jernigan, Jack Jernigan, Jenny Jernigan, George Jernigan and Tracy Bethea and lots of cousins.
A memorial service will be held 10:00am Tuesday, December 1, 2009 at Trinity Presbyterian Church, Pensacola, FL with Dr. Hugh Hamilton and Rev. Frank Beall officiating.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Trinity Presbyterian Church, 3400 Bayou Blvd. Pensacola, FL 32503 or Covenant Hospice, 5041 N. 12th Avenue, Pensacola, FL 32504.

HARPER-MORRIS MEMORIAL CHAPEL is in charge of arrangements.

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