Bonnie Adams Felker Prince, 76, of Whitmire, wife of Charles Thomas “Tommy” Prince, died Monday, January 26, 2015, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.

Born on June 13, 1938, in Whitmire, she was a daughter of the late George Adam and Sarah Henrietta Adams Felker. In her youth she was a member of St. Matthews Lutheran Church in Pomaria where she was baptized into the family of God on October 2, 1938. She became a confirmed member of St. Matthews on March 18, 1951. She transferred her membership to St. Timothy Lutheran Church in Whitmire on September 18, 1955 and devoted many years of faithful service to the church as Sunday School teacher, church council member, and president of the church council. After graduating from Whitmire High School in 1956, she completed a one year secretarial course at Newberry College. She went to work at Cone Mills in Carlisle on January 2, 1958 and worked there 41 years. The following year she married Tommy on May 22, 1959 in Whitmire.

Mrs. Prince is survived in addition to her husband, Tommy Prince, by a son, Chris Prince of Whitmire; a sister, Alice Welliver of Newberry; brothers, Gary Felker of Newberry and Ray (Joan) Felker of Whitmire. She was predeceased by a brother, Harry Felker.

Funeral services will be held at 3:00 pm Thursday, January 29, 2015, at St. Timothy Lutheran Church by the Rev. Paul Williams, assisted by Rev. Ray Massey and Rev. Eddie Duncan. Burial will follow in Whitmire Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 6:00 – 9:00 pm at St. Timothy Lutheran Church. Memorials may be made to St. Timothy Lutheran Church, PO Box 265, Whitmire, SC 29178 or to the charity of one's choice.

Active pallbearers will be Tony Felker, Robbie Felker, Ronnie Felker, Steve Erskine, Jack Burnett and Matt Swain.

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#28 Debbie Werts 2015-02-06 08:18
Chris I am sorry for you loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
#27 Angela Harris Powell 2015-02-04 14:17
Dear Tommy and Chris, I was so saddened to hear about Bonnie. She is going to be missed by so many. She was one special lady. I was so blessed to call her my friend. I will miss our long distance phone calls. My thoughts and prayers are with you both. Love you both, Angela
#26 Beth Cudd 2015-02-03 16:33
Tommy, Chris: I am so saddened to hear about Bonnie's passing. I didn't know she was in the hospital or I would have gone to see her. She and I spent a lot of time together at Carlisle and had so much in common. Bonnie holds a special place in my heart. I know you two are lost and I pray the days ahead will show you how powerful God's grace is. Love, Beth
#25 Jane GMedeist 2015-02-01 17:30
Tommy I was so sorry to hear about Ms Bonnie. She will be missed by all who knew her.
#24 ralph&bonnie gilliam 2015-02-01 14:06
tommy & chris. our deepest sympothy. we have been gone from whitmire a long time,but we still remember the good people we left there. may god bless.
#23 Jean Suber Griffin 2015-01-31 08:40
Tommy and Chris,
Bonnie was a wonderful lady, such a ray of sunshine! She certainly will be missed. She was a true blessing and good friend.
Love, Jean Griffin
#22 Penny Howard 2015-01-29 14:21
Mr. Tommy and Chris, I am sorry for your loss. Ms. Bonnie was a beautiful woman inside and out. Always had a sweet smile and kind words to say. I will miss her. I always loved her and loved our talks at the Doctor's office. You both are in my thoughts and prayers. Penny Howard
#21 paul hutchinson 2015-01-29 11:04
tommy and chris i am sorry about your loss.
#20 Gwen Clark 2015-01-29 08:56
I am sadden to hear of Miss Bonnie's passing. She was a special lady to so many people. We surely will miss seeing her come to the school with that big smile on her face.
Gwen Clark
#19 Kim Wallace 2015-01-28 21:38
My deepest condolences to you. Bonnie was a sweet person, one of Whitmire's finest ladies. My prayers are with you.
#18 Allison Hayford 2015-01-28 13:03
Chris and Tommy, I was so sorry to hear about Bonnie. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.
#17 George Jeter 2015-01-28 11:54
Chris and Tommy, my thoughts and prayers are that God will comfort and uphold you and the other members of Bonnie's family during and after this time of grief. Bonnie was one of my favorite people, and she never had a cross word to say. She was a fine Christian lady and is even now rejoicing with her Savior.
Love, George
#16 Linda Bullard 2015-01-28 11:24
Tommy and Chris, I am so sorry to hear about Bonnie. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Bonnie was a very special lady and will be greatly missed by all who were blessed to know her.
#15 BeverlyCanova-Burton 2015-01-28 11:09
Tommy, Chris, and family, my thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Bonnie was loved by all who knew her. May she be rewarded with what God promised.
#14 Maria, Marty & EJ 2015-01-28 10:02
Dear Tommy & Chris, Our deepest sympathy is being sent to you. Ms. Bonnie was a true treasure. She guided me on many subjects in the past 15 years. She was a true role model to me of how to be both a mother and a Christian. She expressed her honesty in a way of great diplomacy. I valued her opinion immensely. Chris you were the "apple of her eye". We love y'all and are here for you, just ask.
Love your friends Maria, Marty & EJ
#13 Bob & Wyll 2015-01-28 09:45
Dear Tommy & Chris, words cannot adequately express how deeply saddened we are to learn of Bonnie's death. Bonnie was a very special lady and will be missed by all who had the privilege of knowing her.

We are sorry that we can't be down there for Bonnie's funeral, but please know that you are in our hearts and prayers. May you find comfort in loving memories.

Love & Hugs,

Bob & Wyll
#12 Debra Prather 2015-01-28 08:35
Tommy,Chris, and Family, so sorry to hear about Bonnie. She was really a very special lady. I thought the world of her. She was such a sweet and loving lady. I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. May God wrap his loving arms around you all. Love Debra
#11 Les Hipp 2015-01-28 07:01
You and your family are in my prayers during this difficult time.
#10 Douglas Bozard 2015-01-28 06:02
Sorry for your loss.My prayers are with you. She will be missed by you, the church, and the community. She is now with God.
#9 Nancy & Tim Owen 2015-01-27 18:54
Tommy, Chris and family, we are so very sorry of learn of Bonnie's passing. Please know that all of you are in our prayers. May God give you His peace that passes all of our human understanding. Our love to all of you, Nancy and Tim Owen
#8 Retha + Bill Duckett 2015-01-27 16:38
Tommy and Chris we are so sorry for your loss. Bonnie was a wonderful person. We loved her and will miss her. You are in our prayers
#7 JOHN & LINDA JENKINS 2015-01-27 15:36
#6 First Citizens Bank 2015-01-27 15:22
To The Family Members:
Our thoughts and heartfelt sympathy are with you in your time of sorrow.
First Citizens Bank of Whitmire
Thresa,Sherie,Terri and Anna
#5 Dianne Stroud 2015-01-27 14:58
Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May God comfort you and bless you. Bonnie was a beautiful lady inside and out and will certainly be missed here. Our LOSS Heaven's GAIN!!!!!!!! LV YU Dan and Dianne Stroud
#4 Sandra Wilkie 2015-01-27 14:22
Mr. Prince and Chris, I am so sorry for your loss. I know you are going to miss her and she will be missed by a lot of people. She was such a lovely lady. Chris, we will see you tomorrow evening. Love you, Sandra
#3 Tara & Terry Price 2015-01-27 14:03
Mr. George our thoughts and prayers are with your family during this difficult time. We love you dearly.
#2 virginia crisp 2015-01-27 13:09
tommy and chris i just couldn't believe it when dottie caled and told me bonnie had passed away. i will always remember her smile and gentle way of talking. my thoughts and prayers are with you all.
#1 Karen Farmer 2015-01-27 12:17
You have my great sympathy. Bonnie was a very special lady. I loved her very much. I will treasure my memories of her.My thoughts and prayers are with you. God Bless.

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