Bonnie Houston Settlemyre Short, 90, of Drexel, NC went to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, February 12, 2011. Born in Sullivan County, TN on March 8, 1920, she was the daughter of the late B. G. Houston and Pearl Dugger Houston. Bonnie was a member of Drexel First Baptist Church where she sang in the choir and was a member of the joy group. She was a 1938 graduate of Glen Alpine High School and retired from Broughton Hospital.Bonnie is survived by her second husband, Grier "Joe" Short of the home; sons, Stephen Settlemyre of Morganton and Tom Settlemyre and wife, Gina, of Fort Mill, SC; a daughter, Barbara S. Griffin and husband, Mike, of Birmingham, AL; a step-son, Deanes Short of Drexel, NC; grandchildren, Garrett Griffin and wife, Lisa, Suzanne Burnett and husband, Anthony, Teresa Greene, James Van Schoor and wife, Mercer, Ragan Haston and husband, Trent, and Raquel Bliss; and nine great-grandchildren.In addition to her parents, Bonnie was preceded in death by her first husband, Vernon A. Settlemyre; a son, Kenneth Settlemyre; brothers, Carl and Cecil Houston; and sisters, Marguerite Yount and Edith Setzer.The funeral will be held at 1:00 p.m., Thursday, February 17, 2011 in the Colonial Chapel of Sossoman Funeral Home and Crematory Center with Rev. Donald J. Smith officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service. Burial will follow in Drexel Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be made to Drexel First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 308, Drexel, NC 28619 or to Burke Hospice and Palliative Care, Inc., 1721 Enon Road, Valdese, NC 28690.
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