Funeral services for Preston Franklin Flowers, longtime teacher and principal in the Lincoln County Public Schools until his retirement, were held July 25 at 3p.m., from Ebenezer AME Church. The Rev Loxey Boarden officiated at the rites. Burial was in Ebenezer Cemetery.
A Native Lincoln Countian, Mr Franklin was the son of the late George and Martha Allen Flowers. He died Jul 20, 1971, in Brookhaven.
Mr Franklin joined Mt Pisgah Church at an early age and later moved his membership to Ebenezer AME Church where he served as a faithful trustee, steward, Sunday School teacher, superintendent and choir director.
He received his BA degree at Tuskegee Insititute in Alabama. He is survived by a daughter, Mrs Mildred F Williams of Detroit, Mich, three nieces, a nephew and other relatives and friends.
Active pallbearers were Frederick Collins, Levi Loyd, Sylvester Johnson, Ed Gooden, Luther Tillman, and John Henry Smith. Honorary pallbearers were R C Paige, Dr A L Lott, Lawrence L Prather, C O Tanner, A A Alexander, John Dow, T J Rance, and Jesse Buie.
How does Preston Flowers connect to my family tree?
He taught many of my maternal relatives from Lincoln County, Mississippi.