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Bonnie Beryl Kirkland
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Bonnie Beryl Kirkland
Bonnie Beryl Kirkland
Bonnie Beryl Kirkland, age 98, of Franklin, NC passed from this earthly plane Friday, July 25, 2014 at a local nursing home. Heaven has gained an amazing angel. She was born in Swain County, the daughter of the late Edwin Lequire and Fannie Owenby Lequire. She was married to Thaniel “Dan” Norman Kirkland. She was a member of Mt. Hope Baptist Church. She was a loving mother, grand mother, great-grand mother and great-great-grand mother. She loved gardening, flowers, birds and cooking for her family. She made beautiful quilts for her family.

She is survived by one daughter, Brenda Winkle and husband Bill of Otto; four sons, Don Kirkland and wife Elizabeth, Ted Kirkland and wife Vivian, Ray Kirkland and wife Ruby, and Ron Kirkland and wife Judy, all of Franklin; 15 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by two sisters and one brother.

Funeral service was held at 2 p.m., Monday, July 28 in the Chapel of Bryant Grant Funeral Home with Rev. Tommy Fouts and Rev. Steve Reeves officiating. Burial was in the Luada Cemetery. Pallbearers were Jerry Kirkland, Bradley Kirkland, Mark Kirkland, Mitchell Kirkland, Chad Kirkland, David Kirkland and Keith Crosby.

The family received friends from 6-8 p.m., Sunday, July 27, at Bryant Grant Funeral Home.

Bryant Grant Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Online condolences are available by visiting