Bayes, Bonnie Mayle

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Bayes, Bonnie Mayle 4Bonnie Jean Mayle Bayes, 86, of Hiwassee, passed away at home on Thursday, February 8, 2024. She was preceded in death by her parents, Derwood Howard Mayle and Jean, and Ilah Good Ebnit and Harvey; sisters, Shirley Roberts, Christine Barnes and Karen Browning; and her brothers, Rex and Bill Ebnit.

She was born in Saginaw, Michigan on December 5, 1957. Bonnie married Tom Bayes in St. Louis, Michigan in 1955 and he has been a devoted husband throughout their 68 years together. She did many things over the course of her lifetime including being a church secretary, gas station manager, telephone operator, welder, babysitter and certified nursing assistant. She enjoyed singing in the church choir and with the Sweet Adelines, being a girl scout leader, crocheting, gardening, canning and loving her dogs.

Survivors include her husband, Thomas Bayes; son, Tom Bayes; daughter and son-in-law, Kim Marcotte (Paul); 6 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; her loving dogs, Buddy and Mollie; sisters, Beveryly Hopkins (Chuck) and Linda Snyder; brothers, Roger Mayle (Joyce), Darrell Mayle (Brenda), Terry Ebnit (Joy), and Butch Alward; several nieces and nephews; and numerous other family members and friends.

The family would like to thank the staff of Medi Hospice for their excellent care. Special shoutout to Kimberly, Kayla, Robbie, Daniel and Baily.

Per her request, no services will be held at this time.

The Bayes family is in the care of Mullins Funeral Home & Crematory in Radford. www.mullinsfuneralhome.com

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