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, Uruguay 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 a 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 1st librarian at the Kinard Public Library when funds for that position were not available. She also volunteered at the 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; 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 5 great great grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be given to her beloved Kinard Library and the Carr School.