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Bonnie Givens

Bonnie Givens
Oct. 17, 1936 – Nov. 14, 2020
Bonnie Brister Givens, 84, of Jayess, died Nov. 14, 2020. Bonnie was born Oct. 17, 1936, in Jayess to Talmadge “Cub” Brister and Elnora Bracey Brister.
A funeral service was Nov. 17, 2020, at Tilton United Methodist Church in Jayess with graveside services following in Tilton Cemetery, Rev. Creighton White officiating.
Mrs. Givens was a retired county office assistant for Farmers Home Administration. She worked outside the home for 27 years. Before and during working outside the home, Bonnie worked with her husband to build the family farm, rear their children, and maintain an active membership in her church and community. She was a faithful and devoted member of Tilton United Methodist Church in Jayess.
Survivors are her husband of 65 years, Wallace Louis Givens of Jayess; daughter, Tammy Fairburn (Howard) of Jayess; son Wally Givens (Peggy) also of Jayess, ; grandchildren, Heath Fairburn (Tammy), Amanda Sistrunk (Heath), Ellie Bijeaux (Keith), Kaila Stewart (Eric), and Macy Givens; nine great grandchildren; two sisters, Betty Deavers and Eleanor Reid.
Those preceding her in death were her parents and infant twin sisters Edith Glyn Brister and Bobby Lyn Brister.
Wilson Funeral Home of Monticello was in charge of arrangements. To share condolences please visit

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