In Loving Memory
November 18, 1921 – August 10, 2014
Bonney Barnes Raney, a resident of Daphne, Alabama, left this earthly realm for the splendor of Heaven on Sunday, August 10, 2014, knowing that she was well-loved.
She was a wonderful mother and grandmother who will be deeply missed and always remembered for her sense of humor and zest for life. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Bay Minette where she and her husband sang in the choir for many years.
She was born on November 18, 1921 in St. Louis, Missouri but lived her adult life in Southern California, eventually making her way to Alabama in 1983. In 1947, she met the love of her life, the late, Donald Van Raney, Sr., a tall blue-eyed handsome sailor on the beach in Santa Monica, California when he asked to take her picture. She later found out that there had been no film in his camera and it was all just a ruse to get her phone number. They were happily married for 61 years.
She is survived by her children, Bonney (Don) Kimmick of Spanish Fort, Peggy (William) Wilkins of Daphne and Donald Van Raney, Jr., of Fairhope; six grandchildren and four great grandchildren.
Per her request, a graveside service will be held at Bay Minette Cemetery at 4:00pm, Tuesday, August 12, 2014 with Dr. Jack Hester presiding.
As an expression of sympathy, memorial contributions may be made in her memory to the North Baldwin Animal Shelter, P. O. Box 190, Bay Minette, AL 36507. Condolences for the family may be expressed at hughesfh.com. Arrangements are by Hughes Funeral Home & Crematory, 7951 American way, Daphne, AL.