In Memory of Bonnie McGuire (our Mamaw)

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Feature ImageBonnie McGuire
January 24, 1928 - December 9, 2012


Bonnie Mildred McGuire, 84, a resident of Cleveland, passed away Sunday, December 9, 2012 in a Chattanooga hospital. She was a member of Four Point Baptist Church. She had lived in Cleveland most of her life.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James C. McGuire; daughter, Vickie Sue Kirby; daughter-in-law, Linda McKay Bunch; mother, Bertie Wilson; step-father, Bob Wilson; father, Sam Hill; sisters: Edna Morrow and husband Bit; Jewel Brown and husband Lee and Mary Ruth Hill; three brothers: Robert Hill, Fred Hill, Arnold Hill; half-brother, Sam Hill, Jr. and brother-in-law, Paul Hill.

She is survived by one daughter, Dolores Ann McCallister of Cleveland; two sons, Mitchell Bunch of NY and Larry Bunch and wife, Pam of Warsaw, NC; three granddaughters: Missy Parris and husband, Sammy of Cleveland, Rachael Bivens and husband, Jason of Cleveland and Aron Weinbach of NC; four grandsons: Jonah McCallister of Cleveland, Adam and Andrew Bunch, of NC and Brian Weinbach of GA; seven great grandchildren: Morgan, Katie, Josiah, Jacob, Sarah, Samuel and Stephen Parris; two sisters, Iola Hall and husband, Earl of Cleveland; Sammie Jean Starnes of GA; two special cousins, Reba Davenport and Betty Wiley and husband, Bob. Many nieces and nephews whom she loved; two half sisters and one half brother; one sister-in-law, Dean Dailey and one brother-in-law, Bill McGuire and wife, Mildred of Chattanooga and many friends.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 P.M. Wednesday, December 12, 2012, in the chapel of Ralph Buckner Funeral Home with the Pastor Ray Cheatham officiating. Interment will follow in Sunset Memorial Gardens.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 P.M. Tuesday, December 11, 2012 at the funeral home.

We invite you to send a message of condolence and view the McGuire family guestbook at


Are you satisfied where God has you now? Are you taking time to enjoy this "season" of your life. 
Missy and I meet so many people, especially those that seem to have their heart's focused in the right direction, but very few people that seem satisfied to bloom where they are planted. They seem to always be reaching for something more, some adventure they haven't experienced yet.

Do you find yourself asking questions like: If only I had?, If only we could have done?, If we could only meet or experience?

Please beware! One of the enemies greatest tactics is to get you focused on the what if's and next you will experience great anxiety and let me remind you what the word says:

Phil 4:6, 7
Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

John 14: 27
Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.

Are you settled?
I've had to learn the hard way sometimes in my life, but "Thank You Jesus" for this peaceful, satisfying "season" in my life.