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Bonnie Valliant

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

CARUTHERSVILLE -- Evonne "Bonnie" Valliant, 56, died Jan. 13, 2012, at her home.

Born Feb. 6, 1955, in Osceola, Ark., to the late Samon Rayford and Ruth Fisher, she had lived in Missouri since 1999 and was of the Baptist belief.

She married Eric Valliant who preceded her in death in 1998.

She is survived by: one son, Ivory Rayford of Milwaukee; two daughters, Sonya Sims of Omaha, Neb., and Angela Sims of Caruthersville; seven brothers, Dwight Rayford of Memphis, Tenn., Eddie Nalls of Cleveland, Anthony "Bubbie" Sims of Lilbourn, George Dorsey Jr. and Harvey Dorsey of Bloomington, Ill., Charles Dorsey of Muncie, Ind., and Dennis Dorsey of Caruthersville; two sisters, Linda Ousley of Detroit and Gloria Dorsey of Tunica, Miss.; and six grandchildren.

Visitation is scheduled from noon until time of services at 1 p.m. Saturday at the First Baptist Church in Howardville with the Rev. Earl Grissom officiating.

Burial will follow in Simmons Park Cemetery in Catron with the Williams Funeral Home of Howardville in charge of arrangements.

Online condolences may be sent at www.thewilliamsfuneralhomes.com.