Earnest Daniel Bonner, Sr.

Earnest Daniel Bonner, Sr., 76, of 1038 Benton St., Columbia, SC, passed away Thursday, March 1, 2018, in Palmetto Baptist Hospital, Columbia.

Widower of Mary Jefferies Bonner, he was born in Gaffney and was a son of the late Weldon and Ara Scott Bonner.

He was a former employee of Broad River Brick Company.

In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by two children, Earnest, Jr. and Rosalind Bonner; and siblings, James H. Bonner, Fulton Bonner, Samuel Bonner, Mary E. Powell, and Louise Bonner.

Surviving are: a son, Timothy Bonner of Gaffney; three daughters, Karen Bonner of Columbia, Bridget Dawkins and Dietra Makupson (Brian), of Gaffney; sisters, Juanita Bonner of Bronx, NY and Gwendolyn Lipscomb of Lynn, MA.; 15 grandchildren and 9 greatgrandchildren.

Funeral services will be Wednesday, 2 p.m., in Philadelphia Baptist Church with Rev. Danny Burnside officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. He may be viewed in the mortuary Tuesday and in the church Wednesday from 1 to 2 p.m.

The family is at the home of his daughter and son-in-law, Dietra and Brian Makupson, 300 Frye Road in Gaffney.