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Georgia Anna Bonds, American Writer, lecturer. Recipient Outstanding and Dedicated Svc. award Girl Scouts of Lake Erie Council, 1979, Thanks Badge, 1971, Thanks Badge II, 1997, World Friendship and Understanding Through Girl Scouting award Girl Scouts of Lake Erie Council, 1984, award of honor for fund raising S.W. General Hosp.Found., 1996.


Bonds, Georgia Anna was born on December 30, 1917 in New York City. Daughter of Alex Matthews and Mattie Ethel (Stephens) Arnett.


Bachelor, University North Carolina, Greensboro, 1938. Master of Arts, Louisiana State University, 1940. Postgraduate, University North Carolina, 1940—1942.

Postgraduate, Baldwin-Wallace College, 1960.


Editorial assistant, The Southern Review, Baton Rouge, 1938-1939;editor Abstracts of Theses, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, 1940;editorial assistant Public school curricula, State of Louisiana, 1941;freelance writer, lecturer, since 1943;editor district newspaper, United Methodist Church, Cleveland, 1979-1991. Lecturer on Egyptian days and ways, 1956-1970, international concerns, 1970-1985, Cherokee Indian heritage, since 1985.


Active Girl Scouts United States of America, since 1928, leader, organizer troop 1, Cairo, 1953-1955, member Lake Erie council, Cleveland, since 1956, leader, organizer Mounted troop, 1957-1980, council board directors, 1966-1970, 79-87, council president, 1979-1984, member national council, 1966-1972, 78-83, troop leader international encampment, 1968, conductor world tour national and international centers, 1972, world conference assistant, 1984, organizer troops, Volgograd, Russia, since 1991. Member District United Methodist Women, Cleveland, since 1956, board directors, 1965-1978, president, 1974-1978, committee on district superintendency, 1977-1981, chair, 1978-1981, member World Methodist council, London, 1966. Member Church Women United in Ohio, since 1960, state board directors, 1966-1972.

Active Young Women’s Christian Association, Little Rock, since 1950, board directors, 1950-1953, board directors Cleveland chapter, 1977-1979. Active Philanthropic Educational Organization, since 1950, board directors Ohio state chapter, 1965-1971, president, 1971. Member American Association of University Women (board directors 1984-1989), Baldwin-Wallace College Women's Club (honorary life member), Order of Eastern Star, Delta Zeta, Kappa Phi, Phi Beta Kappa (Cleveland association board directors 1964-1969, president 1968).


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: swimming, traveling.


Married Alfred Bryan Bonds Junior, February 23, 1939. Children: Anna Belle, Alfred Bryan III, Alexandra Burke, Stephen Arnett.

Alex Matthews Arnett

Mattie Ethel (Stephens) Arnett

Alfred Bryan Bonds Junior

Anna Belle Bonds

Alfred Bryan III Bonds

Alexandra Burke Bonds

Stephen Arnett Bonds