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Clara Flowers, 87, Columbia, KY (1935-2022)

Clara (Willis) Flowers of Columbia died on Thursday, July 21, 2022 at Norton Hospital in Louisville. She was 87 years old.

The funeral service will be held at 11amCT on Monday, July 25, 2022, at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home, 200 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY, with Rev. K.F. Tuck delivering the Eulogy. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery

Visitation is requested on Sunday from 5pmCT until 8pmCT, and anytime Monday before the service.

She was born June 8, 1935, in Adair County, to the late Earl and Jennie Vee Ewing Willis. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Tommy Flowers, two grandchildren, Briceson Crawley and Mytaya Willis, one brother, Ralph Willis and one sister, Kay Willis Scott.

She attended Jackman High and later attended Kentucky State University. She worked at Williams Cleaners and retired from Osh Kosh B'Gosh. She accepted Christ at an early age and united with First Baptist Church where she served as President of the Usher Board and Gospel Choir and a member of the Zion District Choir. She would lend a helping hand and was very devoted to her family.

Survivors include:
  • One daughter - Sondra Flowers of Louisville
  • Three sons - Charles Willis (Sheeree) of Louisville, Doug Crawley of Smyrna, Tennessee and Reggie Flowers of Louisville
  • Three brothers - Fred Willis of Louisville, James Mac Willis of Memphis, Tennessee and Glen Willis of Sacramento, California
  • One sister - Earlene Thomas of Columbia
  • Five grandchildren - C.J. Willis, Dana Taylor, Jessica Flowers, Randall Jefferson (Katie) and Angela Jefferson
  • A host of great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends
Casket Bearers: Keenan Bridgewater, Joseph Smith, Craig Lasley, Ricky Groves, C.J. Willis, Yves White

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be left at

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Clara Flowers, 87, Columbia, KY (1935-2022)

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