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Bonnie Bearss Burgan


August 17, 2017

Bonnie Bell Bearss Burgan died peacefully in Brevard Aug. 14, 2017.

She was born March 25, 1924, in Ellsworth, Mich. to Hubert and Rose Bearss. She was raised in Michigan and married Grover Burgan in 1943. They later moved to Charleston, W.Va., where they raised their family.

She was a graduate of Morris Harvey College and Marshall University. She taught business education classes at South Charleston High School for 20 years.

She was an active member of the First Presbyterian Church in South Charleston. After retiring, she and Grover moved to Brevard in 1985.

In retirement, she was an active member of Brevard-Davidson River Presbyterian Church. She was an ordained Elder in both the First Presbyterian Church in Charleston, W.Va. and the Brevard-Davidson Presbyterian Church. She also volunteered with Habitat for Humanity and at the Transylvania Regional Hospital.

A memorial service is scheduled at Brevard-Davidson River Presbyter-ian Church Sept. 16, 2017, at 2 p.m. Rev. Keith Thompson will officiate.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Grover; daughter, Sharon Satterfield; and son, Douglas Burgan.

She is survived by her daughter, Suzanne Graham (Bruce); daughter, Linda Herbert; daughter in-law, Dawna Burgan; nine grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, send donations to Transylvania Habitat for Humanity, 692 Ecusta Road, Brevard, NC 28712 or CarePartners Home Care and Hospice, P.O. Box 21, Brevard, NC 28712.

The family would like to thank the staff of Tore’s home in Brevard and CarePartners Home Care and Hospice in Brevard for their care and dedication. The family would also like to thank friend and accountant, George Lee, for his assistance in looking after Bonnie’s affairs.]


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