Published 12:00 am Monday, September 22, 2008
Oneida Inez Flowers, 91, passed away Sept. 18 at the Marengo Nursing Home in Linden after a lengthy illness.
Mrs. Flowers was born May. 1 in 1917 in Sunny South, Ala. Her parents were Jack and Janie Mosley, of Faunsdale, Ala., who preceded her in death.
She married Willie Flowers on July 13, 1934. He preceded her in death on Feb. 27, 1983.
She has two daughters, Janie Mae Crocker, of Linden (deceased) and Juanita Johnston, of Webb City, Mo.
She is also survived by four grandchildren, Mark Crocker, of Thomaston, Rita Crocker Wright, of Linden, James Johnston, Jr., of Coweta, Okla., Andrew Johnston, of Baltimore; six great-grandchildren and (raised as a son), Joe Powell, of Walker Springs, Ala.
In addition to her parents. Mrs. Flowers was preceded in death by two brothers and one sister.
Mrs. Flowers was a homemakers, living on their farm in Thomaston, except for a period during World War II when she and her husband worked in the war effort in the shipyards in Mobile. She worked as a welder and he as a blueprint reader. She also worked in the Marengo County School System as a lunchroom assistant.
Mrs. Flowers was an avid horseback rider. She and her husband raised and showed Tennessee walking horses. They also raised peacocks as a hobby. While her two daughters were in high school she was very active in working with them in raising and showing award winning Angus cattle for their 4-H club projects and activities.
Mrs. Flowers was a member of the Thomaston United Methodist Church and the Faunsdale Homemakers’ Club, where she held several elected offices.
Funeral services were held at O’Bryant Chapel Funeral Home on Sunday, Sept. 21 at 2 p.m. with Rev. Dunford Cole and Rev. Bo Brantley Burial was in the Thomaston Cemetery in Thomaston.
Active pallbearers were James Johnston, Jr., Andrew Johnston, Mark Crocker, Cleveland Wright, Daniel Wright and will Wright.
Honorary pallbearers were Jow Powell, Clifford Mitchell, Winston Smith, James Creel, Lewey Horn, Darren Glass, Glenn Barkley, Tommy Mosley, Lex Parker and Ronald Pharr.
The family extends a special thanks and great appreciation to the Old Town Home, Marengo Nursing Home and Asera Care Hospice. Thank you to friends and family for your visits, food flowers, phone calls, thoughts and prayers.
The family requests memorials be made to the Thomaston United Methodist Church or the Thomaston Cemetery Fund.
O’Bryant Chapel Funeral Home in Linden directing.