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Bonnie Hawkins Grose


June 20, 2019

Bonnie Hawkins Grose, 86, of Pisgah Forest, passed away Sunday, June 16, 2019, at Hendersonville Health and Rehab.

She was a daughter of the late Ragan Morris Hawkins and Ethel Leigh Turner Hawkins. She was preceded in death by her husband, Gerald “Gus” Grose, who passed away in 2007.

She graduated from Brevard High School in 1950 and from Brevard College in 1952.

She was a member of First Baptist Church of Brevard, where she also served on several committees. She was a member of several garden clubs. She enjoyed playing bridge with her friends and she loved her dogs.

She was known for her hospitality and giving heart. Everyone was welcome in her home and at her table. One of her greatest joys was spending time and cooking for her family and friends.

She is survived by two daughters, Amy Grose Brisley (Robert), of Atlanta, Ga. and Mary Grose Honaker (Marc), of Charlotte, N.C .; son, Gerald Morris Grose (Tina), of Pisgah Forest; sister, Carolyn Gordon Loebig, of Brevard; five grandchildren, Arianna, Jordan and Lauren Brisley, Lauren Honaker and Bo Simms; great-granddaughter, Kaliyah; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Graveside services were held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 19, 2019, at Orr Cemetery, with Rev. Tommy Crocker officiating.

The family received friends at Moore-Blanchard Funerals & Cremations Tuesday, June 18, 2019, from 6 until 8 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Orr Cemetery, 1430 Hart Road, Pisgah Forest, NC 28768.

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Moore-Blanchard Funerals & Cremations cared for the family.


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