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Bonnie Perry

February 23, 1930 — March 2, 2024


Bonnie Ruth Mauldin Perry, 94, of Dyersburg, passed away peacefully at AHC Dyersburg and entered her heavenly home on March 2, 2024. She was born February 23, 1930, in Ridgely, TN, the daughter of Robert and Nezzie Mauldin. Bonnie was a faithful member of First Baptist Church in Dyersburg. She loved her family and friends passionately and enjoyed organizing family reunions and playing card games with her lifelong friends that we called the Golden Girls. Bonnie was also a dedicated employee of Bradshaw and Company Insurors for 50 years.


Bonnie was a devoted wife of 52 years to James Clyde Perry, Jr. who preceded her in death in 2000.


She is survived by her children, Sheila Kelly (Charles), Keith Perry (Beth); her brother, Arlon Mauldin (Betty); her grandchildren, Justin Perry (Christina), Josh Perry; her great-grandchildren, Easton Perry and Jenson Perry; and her sister-in-law, Louise Hicks.


In addition to her husband and her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Brian Mauldin (Jeanette), Orean Mauldin (Louise), Harold Mauldin (Helen) and Wilburn Mauldin (Geneva).


Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m. Monday, March 4, 2024, in the Chapel of Curry Funeral Home officiated by Reverend Mike Hickman with interment to follow in Fairview Cemetery. 


The family will receive visitors Monday beginning at 12 Noon until service time at the funeral home.


Robert Mauldin, Greg Clements, Andy Dunn, Mike Dusenberry, Robert Kelly and Reed Kelly will honor Bonnie by serving as pallbearers.


The family requests memorials be directed to Dyersburg First Baptist Church, Paws To Care or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.


Funeral services are under the direction of Curry Funeral Home. We are privileged and honored to serve the Perry family. You may share your condolences and your memories with the family at

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Monday, March 4, 2024

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