Obituaries for April 19, 2018

Bonnie Durden Seymour

August 15, 1919- April 8, 2018

Bonnie Durden Seymour died Sunday, April 8, 2018, in Eatonton, Georgia at the age of 98. A graveside service was held on April. 16, 2018 at Antioch Primitive Baptist Church, Twins City, GA officiated by Dr. Keithen Tucker, pastor of Eatonton First Baptist Church. Bonnie was born, August 15, 1919, to the late Lilla and Perry Durden. She grew up on a large farm near Metter, GA. She spoke often about fond memories of farm life with her seven brothers and sisters. In 1941, she met Lewis Albert Seymour while he was serving in the US Air Force. They married and lived in many places but raised their two children in Rock Hill, SC. The family attended First Baptist Church and made many friends. She worked in an office until she decided to open up her own monogramming business, which enabled her to work from home. She did this for many years and was very successful. She also taught sewing for the recreation department in Rock Hill. Her dear friend, Peggy Angel, talked her into taking a china painting class and this was the beginning of a lifetime of painting in all mediums of art. She loved to share her paintings with friends and family. Later in life, she painted with dear friends on Mondays at the First Baptist Church in Eatonton. She loved her painting buddies. She was also an excellent bridge player and stayed active in her bridge club. Her other loves were reading the Bible, reading interesting books and keeping up with her great-grandchildren. The great-grandchildren, who called her GiGi, were the love of her life. She loved God, and you knew it by just by being with her. After her husband’s death in 1993, she moved to Atlanta to live with her daughter and son-in-law. She was with them for 24 years. She loved Jerry, her son-in-law as if he were her own son. She truly appreciated his kindness. She will be missed by so many. She was preceded in death by her devoted husband, Lewis Albert Seymour and her son, Lewis A. Seymour Jr. She is survived by her daughter, Fleta S. Ney (Jerry) of Eatonton, GA; three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. The family asks that memorials be made to Antioch Cemetery Care Fund, Nancy Gross (Sec/Tres) P.O Box 29, Twin City, GA 30471.

Joseph Manville

January 20, 1934- April 13, 2018

Joseph Manville 84, of Eatonton, passed away at his residence on Friday, April 13, 2018, surrounded by his loving family. The visitation was at Vining Ivy Hill Chapel Monday, April 16, a service followed. The burial followed in Monticello, GA. Joseph was born on January 20, 1934, in Monticello to the late Harry Lewis Manville and Cora Bell Freeman Manville. Joseph was a very hard-working man. He retired from Horton Homes, was a veteran of the United States Navy having served during the Korean War, a member of Mt. Ararat Methodist Church and a 32-degree Shriner. He was preceded in death by his parents and first wife Margaret June Manville. Joseph was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He was loved by all his friends and everyone who knew him. Joseph is survived by his loving wife Carlene Manville; children, Donna King (Charlie), Stuart ‘Willie’ Manville (Amy), Timi Jo Goff (Bucky), Liza McFarlane, Keba Rhodes, Bobby Blalock; grandchildren, Bailey, Brooke, Willow, Will, Chloe, Josie, Marissa, Miranda, Kayla, Oliver, Finley; great-grandchildren, Henry, Margaret; brother Robert Lewis Manville; a very devoted nephew Ridley Stanford; and many nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations to the Shriners Children Hospital in his memory. Vining Ivy Hill Chapel was in charge of the arrangements.

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