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Bonnie Jean Belcher Cody Barr Matthews, 82, of Morgantown, passed away Sunday (Dec. 3, 2017) after a courageous battle with cancer.
She was born Nov. 6, 1935 in Maitland, a daughter of the late Isaac and Minnie Helvey Belcher.
Bonnie was known for her love of singing and performed at nursing homes and at different music venues. She was a member of the gospel singing group "The Country Gospel Travelers" and was inducted into the Golden Circle Country Music Society. She was also a member of the Blueville Church of Christ in Grafton.
Bonnie is survived by four sons, James (Renea) Cody of Marie, Steve (Edna) Cody of Marie, Bill (Suzanna) Barr of Mannington and Jason (Misty) Barr of Mannington; a daughter-in-law, Tammy Cody of Blacksville; stepsons, Jonnie Barr, Ronnie (Sandy) Barr, Lonnie "Lonzo" (Frankie) Barr, Donnie Barr, Frank (Debbie) Matthews and Mark (Lilly) Matthews; stepdaughters, Ellen (P.J.) Sickles and Joyce (Chuck) Hampton; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Bonnie was preceded in death by her husbands, Harry "Budgie" Barr and Dan Franklin Matthews; one daughter, Shelby McDonald; one son, Stuart Cody; three brothers; and four sisters.
Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday and 10-11 a.m. Wednesday at the McCulla Funeral Home, 770 Fairmont Road, Westover. The funeral service will begin at 11 a.m. Wednesday with Evangelist Steve Edwards officiating. Burial will follow at Halleck Cemetery.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.McCulla.com.
Published on December 4, 2017
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