BALLINGER ó Flora Mae Stovall, 84, of Ballinger passed away Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015 in San Angelo.
She was born six miles north of Zephyr to David and Mollie Amanda (Ticer) Stovall on April 8, 1930. She graduated with valedictorian honors from Zephyr High School in 1948. She obtained a Masters Degree of Education from Howard Payne University. She also obtained a Library of Science Certification from the University of Texas. She attended a NDEA Institute at North Texas State University for Library Certification. She received her driverís education certification from Hardin-Simmons University. She also received her Texas Real Estate Brokerís License.
Her teaching career included five years at Lake View High School in San Angelo and 31 years at Ballinger Independent School District. She coached all Junior High and Senior High sports, as well as teaching English for 10 years. She also taught Driverís Education and served as librarian for 26 years before retiring in 1991. She then served as bookkeeper and plumberís helper (for 10 years) for her husband Joe Martinez. Flora was a member of the First Baptist Church in Ballinger.
She was preceded in death by her loving parents and the following brothers and sisters: sister, Dorice (Stovall); brother, Melvin Stovall; brother, Leonard Q. Stovall; brother, C.D. Stovall; brother, Jimmie Stovall; sister, Lillian (Stovall) Cockrell; sister, Julia (Stovall) Townsend; brother, Bergess Stovall; and sister, Merle (Stovall) Smith.
Flora is survived by her sister, Montie Ward and husband Joe; nephew, Keith Ward and wife Shauna; niece, Keeva Fraizer; great-niece, Cherish Morgan; great-niece, Chelsea Marsh; and other numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews; and a host of friends.
Visitation will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 9 at Lange Funeral Home in Ballinger. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 10 at the First Baptist Church in Ballinger with Bro. Bobby Broyles and Bro. Matthew Broyles officiating. Burial will follow at Garden of Memories Cemetery in Ballinger.
Arrangements are with Lange Funeral Home in Ballinger. Guests may register online at ballingerfuneralhome.com.