Naomi Opal McCraine Flowers passed away on Saturday, December 1, 2018 at the age of 103. She was born December 22, 1914 in Woodville, MS to May Miller and David Daniel McCraine. She graduated from Mississippi State College for Women in Columbus, MS in 1935 with a BS in Mathematics. Naomi married Charles Lesley Flowers in 1937 in a double wedding ceremony with her brother and sister-in-law. Naomi worked for LSU, The State of Louisiana, and East Baton Rouge Parish as assistant to the mayor. She was a member of Phi Theta Kappa, The Women's Club of Baton Rouge, and the AC chapter of the PEO, Louisiana Cowbelles, and was a life member of the Cattlemen's' Association. She also worked with the 4-H Clubs along with her husband. Naomi was an avid bridge player, a collector of chicken ornaments given her by the 4-H Club members, a member of the University United Methodist Church and is survived by many nieces and nephews. The family wishes to thank Bridgeway Hospice and Home Instead – Stephanie Davis and Shalonda Coney especially for their care and compassion. Pall bearers are her nephews. In lieu of flowers, please send gifts to the East Baton Rouge Parish 4-H. Graveside service will be at Evergreen Cemetery in Woodville, MS on Monday, December 3, 2018 at 11:00 am. Newman Funeral Home in Centreville, MS is in charge of the arrangements.
Published in The Advocate from Dec. 1 to Dec. 3, 2018.