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Martha "Bonnie" McBride

July 19, 1942 — January 30, 2023

Martha “Bonnie” McBride, 80, of Welch, WV, formerly of Northfork, passed away on January 30, 2023, at her home with her daughter, Angie, by her side. She was the daughter of the late Moir McBride & Beatrice Spencer McBride of Northfork.

Bonnie attended Elkhorn High School. She was the Valedictorian of the Class of 1960. She lived in New York, Ohio and Michigan before returning to WV and becoming a Nurse’s Aide at Welch Community Hospital. She later returned to school and obtained a degree in Medical Billing & Coding, upon her retirement, Bonnie was the supervisor of the Medical Record at Welch Community Hospital.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her siblings, Lincoln, Thomas, Charles (Jake), Arthur (Bully), David, Alfred, John Henry, Robert Moir, Ann Johnson, Mamie Johnson, Gladys Johnson, Betty Belcher, Phoebe Burke, and Paul McBride.

Bonnie leaves to cherish her precious memories and wonderful times to her two daughters, Angie and Ashley Townsend; sisters, Patricia Burnette of Decatur, GA, Jeanette Hunter of Washington, DC, and Marie Kirkland of Detroit, MI; sister-in-law, Jean McBride of Ft. Worth, TX; brother, Richard (Wilma) McBride of Queens, NY; special brother-in-law, Lorenzo; two special friends, Ressa McDaniel and Beverly Finney; and a host of nephews, nieces, loved ones, and friends.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, February 25, 2023, at 1:00 PM at the Cravens-Shires Funeral Home Chapel. Friends may call prior to services on Saturday from 12:00-1:00 PM at the funeral home.

Burial will be held on Monday, February 27, 2023, at Restlawn Memorial Gardens in Bluefield.

Cravens-Shires Funeral Home is serving the McBride family.


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