Dorothy Maxola Fugitt Bonds

May 8, 1926June 17, 2012

Maxola Fugitt Bonds, 86, died Sunday, June 17, 2012, in Booneville at Landmark Nursing Facility. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and friend to many.

Born on May 8, 1926, to Clovis and Syble Fugitt, she was a lifelong resident of Prentiss County and a member of East Booneville Baptist Church.

An employee of Blue Bell Manufacturing, Maxola became a fulltime homemaker and caregiver to her daughter Kathy who had cerebral palsy. An avid reader, for over 20 years Mrs. Bonds wrote a column “Booneville Happenings” for the weekly Booneville newspaper, The Banner Independent.

Funeral services will be at 11:00 am Wednesday, June 20, 2012 at McMillan Funeral Home with Bro. Chuck Hampton and Bro. Rickey Kelly officiating. Burial will be in the Forest Memorial Park near Corinth.

She is survived by one son, James Bonds (Nancy) of Brentwood, TN; three grandchildren, Valerie Bonds Carlton, and Matthew Bonds (Janie) also of Brentwood and Susanne Bonds of Dallas, TX. She also is survived by one sister, Wynette Kelley and one brother, Boyd Fugitt (Evelyn) both of Booneville, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her husband, Billy Bonds; a daughter, Kathy; a brother, Orville; a sister, Mozelle Kitchens; and her parents.

Visitation will be from 5-8 pm on Tuesday, June 19, 2012 and one hour prior to the service on Wednesday at McMillan Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to United Cerebral Palsy at


  • Visitation Tuesday, June 19, 2012
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Dorothy Maxola Fugitt Bonds

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June 25, 2012

James, we were sorry to hear of your loss. We were out of town last week and did not know that Maxola had died until we got back Sat. night. She was a wonderful lady and will be missed. I am thankful to have known her. Margaret and Tommy Vanstory.

Kenny Goode

June 20, 2012

As the former editor of the local newspaper, I would like to extend deepest sympathy to the family of Mrs. Bonds. She was a very dedicated chronicler of Booneville happenings in her weekly column, for over 20 years, and her many, many efforts were greatly appreciated. She was also a wonderful lady and I felt fortunate to have known her.

Glenn Wenzel

June 20, 2012

I will miss visiting with you when I am home Aunt Mac...I always enjoyed our talks. You are one classy lady and today I am sad. I remember our meetings at the old Wal-Mart it seems you were up there many times a week collecting the aluminum cans for the UCP. However, today I know you are up in heaven, dancing with Kathy and trying to keep uncle Billy under control..epecially since it is election year. You will always be loved!!!

Martha Yates

June 20, 2012

You were a precious lady Ms Maxola and will be greatly missed! Truly a wonderful person! True Christian lady!!


June 20, 2012

She was a sweet beautiful lady & her spirit will always be in my heart !