Dorothy Dimple Flack Owens

Submitted by: Phyllis Jeannae Kwanja Owens



Dorothy Dimple FLACK Owens, 88, of Somerville (Morgan County) died Saturday, July 2nd, at her residence after a lengthy battle with congestive heart failure. Mrs. Owens was born on April 3rd, 1917, in Morgan County as an only child to Theodore Robert "Mr. Thee" Flack and Fannie May THOMAS Flack. She was married to Lester Bert Owens, who preceded her in death. She worked at Redstone Arsenal in the 1940s, and then spent the remainder of her life as a loving and caring wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great-grandmother and good neighbor in her community. Before her illness she attended West Point Church. She lived her entire life in the West Point Community. She was a homemaker, a gardener of vegetables, plants, trees and flowers, a preserver of canned and put up fruits, relishes and vegetables, a seamstress of clothing sewn without patterns but with homemade newspaper cut patterns, a wonderful cook and a loving caregiver of her family and community. She and her husband Lester loved to dance and were excellent dancers. They had been described many times as "poetry in motion". She is survived by her daughter: Patsy Gayle OWENS Bruce Hughey of West Point; 10 grandchildren: Phyllis J. K. OWENS of Enterprise; Vonnie V. OWENS of Gulf Shores; and David W. Bruce, Darlene HUGHEY, Dennis W. Hughey, Debbie HUGHEY Thomas, Diane HUGHEY Burgett Jackson, Shannon Johnson, Timothy W. Owens and Tracey J. Owens all of Morgan County, Alabama; 18 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; and a cousin Allen "Bud" Thomas of Valhermosa Springs. She was preceded in death by two sons, Bobbie Delano Owens and Lonnie Verne Owens; and one grandchild Tabatha Gail OWENS; and two great-grandchildren, Kristi Kwanja DAVIS and Dustin Wayne Burgett. She lay at rest in her home at 1560 West Point Road on July 5th until taken to the church for viewing on July 6th from 1 to 2pm. Funeral services were at 2pm Wednesday, July 6th, 2005, at West Point Baptist Church, with Harry Saint and Eldridge Criscoe officiating. Burial was in the adjoining cemetery, with Arab Memorial Chapel directing. Pallbearers were David Bruce, Donnie Hughey, Mark West, Tracey Owens, Tim Owens, Shannon Johnson, Brad Lawrence, Judge Meriwether. Honorary pallbearers were Dennis Hughey (enroute home from Iraq), Blake Bruce and Christopher "Kris" Meriwether-McCutcheon.


 

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