Bonnie Estellea Avery Martin

Friday, August 27, 2010

Bonnie Estellea Avery Martin, a resident of Oak Grove, AR, was born June 18, 1929 in Blue Eye, MO, a daughter of Hugh Densmore and Ruth Elsey (Ware) Avery. She departed this life Saturday, August 21, 2010 in Branson, MO, at the age of 81.

Bonnie was a member of Green Forest Church of Christ. She worked as a Training Coordinator for Wal-Mart for 21 years.

She is survived by one daughter, Pamela Jones Sheridan; two granddaughters, Tamara Sheridan Newman and Sierra Dawn Sheridan; one great-grandson, Wyatt Sheridan Newman; one step-daughter, Ann Martin Coleman; two step-grandchildren, Terry Wayne Coleman and Kimberly Ann Coleman Badley; step-grandchildren, Brandon Wayne Coleman, Tessa Rae Coleman, Carly Nicole Keeland, Jessica Ann Keeland and Gregory Lee Keeland, all of Blue Eye, MO; three sisters, Velta Mae Avery Roberts of Blue Eye, MO, Wanda Louise Avery Neal of Vinegrove, KY and Carolyn Kay Avery Lynn of Neosho, MO; several nieces and nephews; many other relatives; and a multitude of friends.

On May 7, 1979 Bonnie was united in marriage with Lloyd Wayne Martin who preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by her first husband, Raymond Glen Jones; her parents; two sisters, Fern Luella Avery Ashurst and Cora Sue Avery; one son-in-law, Wayne Lee Sheridan; two infant children, Willa Faye Jones and Joe Glen Jones.

A memorial service will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, August 25, 2010 at Mt. Olivet Freewill Baptist Church in Blue Eye, MO with Ronnie Adams officiating. Interment will be in the Blue Eye Cemetery under the direction of Nelson Funeral Service, Inc. Online condolences may be sent to the family at