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Bonnie Elkins Prater, 74
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Mrs. Bonnie Elkins Prater, 74, of McMinnville died Saturday, May 18, at her residence. 

She was born July 27, 1944, in Oak Ridge, was a retired employee of Oster Corporation and was a member of Center Hill Baptist Church. Mrs. Prater was preceded in death by parents Walter Malcolm and Nancy Naomi Smith Barrett, first husband Lane Elkins, and son Rickey Elkins.

Survivors include her husband Allen Prater Jr., sons Barry (Kristol) Elkins and Brent Elkins (Gena Barry), daughter-in-law Beth Elkins, stepchildren Greg (Carolyne) Prater and Christy (Michael) Robey, sisters June Prater, Faye (Billy) Cunningham, and Louree (Sammy) Walker, and brother Leo (Teresa) Barrett. Six grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, six step grandchildren, two step great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, family members and friends also survive.

Funeral service was Tuesday, May 21, at McMinnville Funeral Home Chapel. Bro. Greg Mitchell officiated. Interment followed at Center Hill Cemetery in Cannon County. Online condolences may be made at

McMinnville Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Southern Standard

(McMinnville, Tenn.) May 22, 2019