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Alan Bonner. Contributor to hesterbooks.com has Passed Away

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 22-12-2014


Alan Bonner passed away a few days ago. In my downloads you  will find “Alabama the Beautiful” and “A Life of Peace”, both of which was written by Alan. He was in prison down in Clayton, Alabama serving a, well, I really don’t know how long, but I think about 12 years or so. He told me he was on drugs and alcohol when the crime occurred and he has since committed his life to Jesus Christ, also stating that he was ready to go anytime God chose to call him home. So, last week, Alan broke the bonds of this earth, flew out of those prison cells and flew to his heavenly home. We exchanged many letters while he was incarcerated and I am firmly convinced that his conversion was real and his faith genuine. So, today, I say goodbye to Alan and glad we got to exchange all those letters…..I’ll see you up there, my cousin….Later….Pete

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I just returned from Alan’s funeral in Reform. Marina and I cut our vacation short in New Orleans by one day so I could get there on Saturday. Marina didn’t go. She had to work.

The funeral was great. Alan was all decked out in his favorite color blue: blue casket on the outside and baby blue on the inside. From thirty to forty of his favorite friends while growing up in Reform were in attendance, and Bro, Micheal (Bonner) preached a great funeral oration. It was a great funeral. The important thing is that Alan is now “free at last”, using the words of MLK, Jr, in his famous speech at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D. C. “Free at last” and equipped with the wings of Heaven to fly away from the Alabama DOC to his heavenly abode. He is now with his Dad, Mom, brother, and sister-in-law (I’m sure) talking Alabama football and exchanging fish stories once again while I remain in the prison of the good ole USA working every day to pay my Obama taxes and thinking of old times.

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