Bonna Powell Martin (1928 - 2014)

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Bonna Powell Martin

Bonna Powell Martin, age 85 of Clarksville, TN, died on Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at Signature Healthcare of Clarksville.

She was born on December 31, 1928 in Montgomery County, TN to the late Harris Powell and Una Gupton Powell. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Gilford Martin; brother, James Powell; and sister, Joyce Dies Frazier.

Funeral service will be held on Friday, March 14, 2014 at 10 a.m., at Nea-Tarpley-Parchman Chapel, with Dr. Felts Dent officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, March 13, 2014 from 4-7 p.m., and Friday, March 14, 2014 from 9 a.m. until the hour of service at the funeral home.

Bonna was a member of First Baptist Church of Clarksville. She was also retired from Sears.

She is survived by two daughters, Dianne (Kent) Grizzard and Sandra (Elvy) Watson; four grandchildren, Jeff Grizzard, Jake Grizzard, Rachel Watson and Wade Watson; and four great-grandchildren, Renick Grizzard, Maryn Grizzard, Jackson Grizzard, and Hutton Grizzard.

Pallbearers will be Jeff Grizzard, Jake Grizzard, Wade Watson, Tim Dies, Fred Dies, and Kevin Yates. Honorary Pallbearers will be Larry Powell and Carlyle Poole.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the , 1818 Patterson Street, Nashville, TN 37203; or Walking Horse Meadows Assisted Living, 207 Uffleman Drive, Clarksville, TN 37043.

Arrangements entrusted to Neal-Tarpley-Parchman Funeral Home, 1510 Madison Street, Clarksville, TN 37040. Online condolences may be made at


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Neal-Tarpley-Parchman Funeral Home
1510 Madison Street Clarksville, TN 37040
(931) 645-6488
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Published in The Leaf Chronicle on Mar. 13, 2014
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