Edwards Funeral Home

201 North 12Th Street, Fort Smith, AR


Virgie M. Bonner

August 1, 1923September 6, 2019

Virgie Mae Bonner, 96, passed away September 6, 2019. She was born August 1, 1923 in Palestine, AR to John F. Dunn and Sally (Burt) Dunn. Virgie was a former employee of Acme Cleaners, and she was a member of Bluff Ave Baptist Church, and the Order of the Eastern Star.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Forrest Leo Bonner, Sr.; and her son, Forrest Leo Bonner Jr.; seven brothers and three sisters.

She is survived by her daughter, Londa Crayton and her husband John of Fort Smith; one granddaughter, Athena Hoffman of Oklahoma City, OK; one great-granddaughter, Anniston Hoffman of Oklahoma City, OK; and her niece, Betty Carlile of Fort Smith.

Funeral Service will be 11:00 AM Tuesday, September 10, 2019 at Edwards Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Woodlawn Memorial Park.

Memorials may be made to The Alzheimer’s Association at act.alz.org/donate.


  • Forrest Leo Bonner, Sr., Husband (deceased)
  • Londa Crayton and her husband John, Daughter
  • Forrest Leo Bonner Jr., Son (deceased)
  • Sally (Burt) Dunn, Mother (deceased)
  • John F. Dunn, Father (deceased)
  • Athena Hoffman, Grandchild
  • Anniston Hoffman, Great Grandchild
  • Betty Carlile, Niece
  • Virgie was also preceded in death by her seven brothers and three sisters.


  • Funeral Service Tuesday, September 10, 2019


Virgie M. Bonner

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Nadine Long

September 8, 2019

Londa, I'm so sorry you lost your Mother, I will not be able to attend the funeral.
I remember you always called Lowell, Yowell. Good memories!
Love You, Aunt Nadine