Flora Orton Bogy, aged 93, passed away peacefully at
Phoebe-Sumter Hospital in Americus, GA, on Tuesday, January 10,
Born in Humnoke, Arkansas, on November 9, 1923, Flora excelled
at everything she touched: as an All-Star player on the high
school basketball court, as a gifted seamstress and quilter, and
as a devoted wife to her husband, best friend, and soul mate
Flora was a dedicated member of Southside Baptist Church in
Stuttgart, where she taught the Preschool-2 Children’s Sunday
school class for over two decades. She provided the cornerstones
of a strong life foundation in the teachings of our Lord and
Savior Jesus Christ to countless Stuttgart and surrounding
community children over the years, preparing for each week’s
lesson with care and enthusiasm. After retiring from the
children’s class, she led the Ladies’ Naomi Class. The love she
carried in her heart for all of her classes shined through her
deep blue-violet eyes as brightly as any star in the heavens.
A passionate fan, Flora affectionately referred to her favorite
team, the University of Arkansas Razorbacks, as “our boys.” She
followed the Razorback athletic program year-round, but
basketball and football were decidedly her two favorite sports.
Flora was a strong and courageous woman. She faced and triumphed
over some of the biggest, seemingly insurmountable challenges
that life could set before her with her deep faith and trust in
God and a resilience only found in the most fearless among us.
As many other women of the Greatest Generation, she survived the
then-hopelessness of the Depression with her parents and
siblings and followed her U.S. Army husband to and through the
physical and mental tests of World War II. She was the sole
caregiver to her younger brother Irvin until his death, and
later in life, she endured the untimely and painful loss of her
only son Kenneth Edward.
She will be greatly missed by everyone who knew her, but her
family and closest friends take comfort in the fact and
celebrate the peace of knowing that she has been reunited with
her husband Charles whom she missed so dearly, she has been
freed from all pain she suffered in her earthly form, and she
has been made eternally whole in the sight of our Father and His
Flora is survived by daughter Charlene Bogy Outlaw, three
grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and two
She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Franklin Bogy;
son, Kenneth Edward Bogy; parents, Robert and Beulah Orton; and
two brothers, Robert Henry and Brance Irvin Orton.
The family will accept visitors Tuesday, January 16, from 1:00 -
2:00 p.m. at Turpin Funeral Home in Stuttgart, Arkansas, with
services following at 2:30 p.m. at Lone Tree Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Southside Baptist Church, 402 East 19th
Street, Stuttgart, Arkansas.