Alma P Bufkin Conner

  • Birth 29 Oct 1901 Barlow, Copiah County, Mississippi, USA
  • Death 25 Oct 1999 Madison, Madison County, Mississippi, USA
  • Burial Jackson, Hinds County, Mississippi, USA
  • Memorial ID 102327802

MADISON -- Alma B. Conner, 97, a homemaker, died Monday, Oct. 25, 1999, of pneumonia complicating Alzheimer's disease at St. Catherine's Village in Madison.

Services were held last Thursday from the Chapel at Galloway United Methodist Church with Sam Morris officiating and interment in Lakewood Memorial Park Cemetery. Mark E. Seepe Funeral Home of Jackson handled arrangements.

A Barlow native in Copiah County, Mrs. Conner had lived for 57 years on Arlington Street in Belhaven before failing health prompted her move to St. Catherine's in May 1989.

She was educated in Copiah County Public Schools and attended Millsaps College, where she was a member of Kappa Delta sorority. After working several years in Jackson, in 1927 she married Dr. Oscar W. Conner, a well-known dentist who practiced in Jackson for many years. She then devoted her energies to full-time homemaking. She was an excellent cook and avid gardener and rosarian, those who knew her said. She was also known as a natural horticulturist and artistic flower arranger, giving plants and flowers to innumerable neighbors, relatives and friends.

For many years, she regularly provided the altar flowers for Galloway United Methodist Church, where she was a member and attended the Bessie Shands Bible Class. She was an accomplished artist who had studied with Marie Hull and Myra Green. She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, the Amity Luncheon Club and the Belhaven Garden Club.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Conner.

Survivors include her sons, Dr. George W. Conner of Silver City, N.M., and Dr. Oscar Weir Conner 3rd of Madison County and formerly of Jackson; four granddaughters, five great-grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to Galloway United Methodist Church, 305 North Congress Street, Jackson, MS 39201; the Alzheimer's Association, Middle Mississippi Chapter, 5295 Galaxie Drive, Jackson, MS 39206; or to a favorite charity.

--Madison County Journal 10/25/1999

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  • Created by: Faye Nations McCardle
  • Added: 18 Dec 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 102327802
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Alma P Bufkin Conner (29 Oct 1901–25 Oct 1999), Find A Grave Memorial no. 102327802, citing Lakewood Memorial Park, Jackson, Hinds County, Mississippi, USA ; Maintained by Faye Nations McCardle (contributor 47144920) .