• lena fay canady Bonner


Lena Fay Canady Bonner, 94, of Fairfield, died Tuesday, May 18, 2021, at Fairfield Nursing & Rehabilitation in Fairfield. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 22, at Capps Memorial Chapel with David Barnes officiating. Interment followed at Bonner Cemetery.

Lena was born Oct. 30, 1926, in Teague, to parents Andrew Joshua and Izetta Loraine Johnson Canady. She graduated as valedictorian of the 1944 class of Teague High School. After graduation she worked in downtown Teague at Bendy’s. She married Carl Yates (Pete) Bonner on June 4, 1949, in Streetman, and he preceded her in death Nov. 26, 2011.

Lena was a past-president of the Fairfield PTA. For many years she was active in the Freestone County Genealogical Society where she served as president and worked on publishing Freestone Frontiers. She also worked as an on-call resource for the genealogy room, assisting visitors in discovering their Freestone County connections.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents, and sisters, Verina Daniell, Maurice Holder, Jackie Patton, El Norma Day Smitherman and Ocha Strong.

Her surviving family includes daughters, Susan Kennard (Charles) and Carla Bonner; four grandchildren, Melody Pine (David), Jennifer Knecht (Dwayne), John Kennard (Tia) and Karen Boyd (Nat); four great-grandchildren, Reagan Knecht, Daniel Knecht, Jocelyn Knecht and Helen Kennard; and two sisters, Alice Minchew and Carol Bowers.

To view an online obituary, send a personalized sympathy card, or leave the family a personal tribute, please visit our website at www.cappschapel.com

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