KINARD, FL - Zulma (Poupee’) Ogan Crocker went to be with Jesus on Monday, the 22nd of October 2012, at the home of her daughter, Edith “DeeDee” Hice, in Monroe, Georgia.
Poupee’, as she was known, was born on the 29th of July, 1915, in Fray Bentos, Urugua,y to Perceval Ogan and Maria Pesce. She was a lifelong Methodist. Serving was the call on her life and her love language. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and great great grandmother, living life with an open door policy and never meeting a stranger. Her life can be summed up as, “It can be done and, yes, I will.”
Through her desire to help children she volunteered as the first librarian at the Kinard Public Library when funds for that position were not available. She also volunteered at Carr School. Her time and heart were invested into the children, the PreK program, literacy program and helping the immigrants learn English.
She was greatly humbled when her extended family at Carr School and the Calhoun Public Library petitioned the Jefferson Awards Nominating Committee to honor her for her community service and then again when she became a recipient of that award.
She was preceded in death by her best friend and great love of her life, her husband, E. Osborne Crocker, and her son, Eric Crocker.
Survivors include her daughter, Elaine, and her husband, Dr. James Hamilton, of Wilmore, Kentucky; son, Michael, and wife, Beverly (Soluri), of Wewahitchka, Florida; daughter, Edith, and husband, Dr. Jody Hice, of Monroe, Georgia; and son, John, and wife, Crystal (Pitts), of Kinard, Florida; and Jean Ann (Robertson) Crocker, of Coyuca de Benitez, Mexico, wife of her late son, Eric. She was also survived by 13 grandchildren, 26 great grandchildren and five great great grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be given to her beloved Kinard Library and Carr School.