Bona Allen Haney Sr., 98 years, of Buford died June 8, following several years of declining health. He was born Oct. 2, 1914, to John S. and Ella Fraser Haney in Buford, Ga., and was a lifelong resident. He was a retired carpenter (Carpenters Local 225) and a member of New Bethany Baptist Church. He loved camping, fishing, playing cards and gardening. He was also preceded in death by his wife of 65 years, Mary Thornton Haney; his daughter, Pat Johnson; sister, Annie Mae Wheeler; brothers, J. Loss, W.C. "Dub," John Henry and Herbert. "Grandy," as he was known, is survived by his children, Peggy and Harry Compton, Buford; Pinkie and George Pilgrim, Royston; Bubby and Teresa Haney, Lawrenceville; and Butch and Tammy Haney, Buford; and son-in-law, Sam Johnson, Canon; grandchildren, Kirk Compton, Buford; Lorilee Compton, Buford; Trish Johnson and Pedro Martinez, Canon; Shawn and Jenny Haney, Dacula; Stephanie and Trent Alexander, Bethlehem; Shannon and Blake Roberts, Lawrenceville; Shae Haney, Lawrenceville; Christy Evans, Buford; John and Kajsa Haney, Lawrenceville; Melissa and Chris Bray, Buford; stepgrandchildren, Kim and Tim Alewine, Royston; Melissa and Jeff Vaughn, Bowman; Suzanne and Joey Strickland, Canon; 17 great-grandchildren; and six step-great-grandchildren; brother and sister-in-law, Jesse and Sara Haney; sisters, Marie Berry and Ima Clark; sisters-in-law, Sue Haney, Willene Haney, all of Buford; Lida Haney, Flowery Branch; Polly Thornton, Buford; brother-in-law, Hoyt Fowler, Buford; his special caregiver, Marlain Thomas, Gainesville; and a host of nieces; nephews; and cousins. His grandchildren will serve as pallbearers and honorary pallbearers. Funeral services will be Tuesday, June 11, 2013, at 3:30 p.m. at the chapel of Flanigan Funeral Home. Interment will follow at New Bethany Baptist Church Cemetery in Buford, Ga. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Monday from 3-9 p.m.
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Arrangements by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory, Buford, Ga., 770-932-1133.