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Obituary: Alfred W. Flowers, 87, Columbia, KY

Mr. Flowers was the head of a distinguished Adair County family. He was a devoted member of the Columbia Christian Church, and a veteran of World War II. He was a former Ford Motor Co. dealer and a retired employee of the Commonwealth of Kentucky. He was a founding member of the Columbia Fire Department, a 67 year member of the Masonic Lodge, a 32nd Degree Scottish Rite member, a charter member of Mark Twain Shriners, and was a past president of the Columbia Rotary Club

Alfred W. Flowers, age 87 years, of 719 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY passed away Saturday, August 22, 2009 at 12 noon CT, at the Jane Todd Crawford Hospital in Greensburg, KY after several months illness.

The funeral service will be Wednesday, August 26, 2009 at 1:00pmCT, at the Columbia Christian Church, 206 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY, with Bro. Terry White and Bro. Raymond Martin the officiating clergy. Interment will be in the Columbia Cemetery, 315 Campbellsville ST, Columbia, KY, with full military honors presented by Columbia VFW Post 6097. The family request visiting after 4:00 PM on Tuesday at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home and after 12:00 noon CT on Wednesday at the Columbia Christian Church. Masonic rites will be conducted by Columbia Lodge # 96 on Tuesday, August 25, 2009 at 7:00pmCT at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home.

Active pallbearers: Tommy Grider, Don Knifley, Doug Pyles, Larry Walker, Jimmy Woody, and Johnny Vaughn.

Honorary pallbearers: Elders of Columbia Christian Church- Rudy Higginbotham, Danny Propes, Richard Phelps, Dick Scholl, Phillip Watson, Jerry Vaughan; Members of the Mens Bible Sunday School Class-Joe Russell Barbee, James Hood, James Edwin Shirley, Jimmy Tupman, Jim Swanner, Bob Fishback; and David Burris, Bobby Day, James F. Harper, Remus Howard, Lynn McLean, Bobby Moore, Sam Pelly, Lyle Smith, Charles W. Sparks, Edgar Troutman, Clell Tarter Jr.

Alfred Whitfield Flowers (July 13, 1922 - August 22, 2009)

Alfred Whitfield Flowers was born July 13, 1922, the son of the late: Dr. W.J. and Berenice Rickman Flowers of Adair Co., KY and died August 22, 2009, at 12 noon CT, in Greensburg, KY, at the age of 87 years, one month, and 9 days.

Mr. Flowers was a retired automobile dealer and retired from the Commonwealth of Kentucky, he was a member of the Columbia Christian Church where he served as a Sunday School teacher and officer for many years. He was a US Army Air Corps, World War II veteran serving with the 15th Air Force in Foggia, Italy.

He was a 63 year member of Columbia Lodge # 96, Louisville Scottish Rite 32nd Degree, a member of the Kosair Shrine and a charter member of the Mark Twain Shrine Club, a charter member of the Columbia Fire Department and Past President of the Columbia Rotary Club.

Mr. Flowers was preceded in death by his wife: Nancy Randolph (Randy) Hood Flowers on April 21, 2008, preceded in death by a brother Woodruff Flowers and a sister Mary Flowers Starks. Survivors include the following:
  • Three sons: James R. Flowers and wife Georgann of Columbia, KY; Robert W. Flowers and wife Mikki of Columbia, KY; and Joseph W. Flowers of Columbia, KY

  • Three grandchildren: Lynne F. Spencer, Ann Leslie Flowers and Michael R. Flowers

  • Four great grandchildren survive, as well as several nephews and a niece
Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Columbia Christian Church, Kosair Charities or the Salvation Army and may be left at the funeral home.
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Remembering Alfred Flowers: WWII Airman, Civic leader

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Alfred Whitfield Flowers
(July 13, 1922 - August 22, 2009)

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