BONNIE RUTH SKILLMAN CLEMENTS, 80, Altoona, died June 20, 2015, at St. Vincent’s Blount Hospital. She worked as a certified nursing assistant at Altoona Nursing Home, enjoyed Alabama football, and had been a member of Pine Grove United Methodist Church for 75 years. Husband of 51 years Ronald Jack Clements predeceased her, as did daughters Bonnie Daphne Clements Lemons and Arline Rena Clements Gargus, sons-in-law Douglas McArthur Lemons and Darryl Lynn Gargus, daughter-in-law Kathryn Robeson Clements, father Ottis Richard Skillman, mothers Lois Eugene Compton Skillman and Ruby Jo Hubbard Skillman, brothers Julis Eugene Skillman and Richard Henry Skillman, chosen brother Dalton Jay Clements, and sisters Ellsie Mae Skillman Allred, Lita Louise Skillman Hollingsworth, and Mary Hooks Bearden.
Surviving are sons Richard Jack Clements, Douglas, Michael (LaDonna) Clements, Walnut Grove; daughter Katherine Lois Clements (Sidney) Grace, Walnut Grove; grandchildren Bonnie Suzanne Lemons (David) Green, Blountsville, Ronald James (Tristan) Lemons, Oneonta, Clara Michelle Clements (Dan) Rogers, Douglas, Ricky Adale Clements Coville (Brian Hogeland), Walnut Grove, Elizabeth Clements (Brad King) Jimmerson, Sardis, Capt. Brandon Michael Clements, USAF, Wyoming, Amanda Rena Gargus, Gadsden, Erika Nicole (Dustin Epperson) Grace, Walnut Grove, Tiffany Grace (Ashleigh) Phillips, Gadsden; greatgrandchildren Bryanna Jade Green, Jessilyn Dailey, Johnathan Lemons, Cade Rogers, Leslie Coville, Jake Coville, Dakota Jimmerson, Gracelyn Dawkins, Caleb and Camden Phillips; brother Danny Joseph (Reba) Skillman, Altoona; sister Nancy Carrol Box, Altoona; 45 nieces and nephews, a host of great-nieces, great-nephews.
Johnny Allred and Danny Skillman officiated the 2 p.m. service held June 24 at Lemley Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was at Pine Grove Cemetery with Erica Grace, Ronald Lemons, David Green, Jerry Skillman, Cpl. Stephen Skillman (USMC), Chris Yancy, Heath Jimmerson, Mitchell Brogdon serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were Capt. Brandon Michael Clements, Danny Wayne Jackson, and Dalton J. Clements Jr.