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Flora Dawson Caplenor

Mrs. Flora Dawson Caplenor age 87 of the Flat Rock Community in Smith County passed away May 1, 2019.  A native of Smith County, she was one of seven children born to the late William B. Dawson and Ova Braswell Dawson. It was only fitting that she was born on Valentine’s Day 1932, as she led a life that demonstrated unlimited love to all she met and knew, every single day. She was a 1949 graduate of Carthage High School.  During high school she was voted FFA Queen and her senior year she was Football Queen to her beloved Billy who was team Captain.  She was a faithful member of Rome Baptist Church.  She served as the church secretary for Lebanon First United Methodist Church for fifty-two years.  She was preceded in death by her husband of sixty-four years, William Everett “Billy” Caplenor; two sisters:  Doris Tyree and Fannie Roberts; two brothers:  Howard and Robert Dawson.

She is survived by her sister, Joann Henley; brother, Hillary (Barbara) Dawson; sisters-in-law, Geraldine (B.J.) Reich and Jean Caplenor; fifteen nieces and nephews; several great-nieces and great-nephews that she loved like grandchildren.  She was the beloved “Nana Flora”, known as a grandparent to her cherished Reagan and Eli.

Funeral services will be held Friday, May 3, 2019, at 1 p.m. from the Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home, 241 West Main Street, Lebanon, with Bro. Jimmy Gregory and Rev. David Hesson officiating.  Interment – Wilson County Memorial Gardens.  Pallbearers:  Eli Rotter, David and Kevin Dawson, Logan Hackett, Grant Denney,  Jerry Roberts, Shannon Napier, Terry Jordon-Henley.  Visitation Thursday 4-7 p.m. and Friday 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

LIGON & BOBO FUNERAL HOME in charge of arrangements www.ligonbobo.com

Messages for the Family

  1. Catherine Carter says:
    I loved hearing all the beautiful stories about Aunt Flora from Jean. Prayers to you all. xxxxx
  2. Tammy C Mofield says:
    she and billy was cherished from all caplenor nieces and nephew
  3. Bob Fisher says:
    Just find a lady in a fine family both her and her husband were just great people
  4. Anne Donnell says:
    Flora was never anything but kind, friendly, and encouraging to us. Such a lovely person.
  5. Sharon Allen says:
    Our deepest condolences to the Dawson and Caplenor family. May the love of the Christ comfort you and bring you peace during this difficult time. John 6:40. Remembering Flora always in our heart as she rests in peace.