OKOLONA – Florence Emma Fischer Attaway, 72, died Monday, June 10, 2013, at her residence in Okolona following an extended illness. She was born Dec. 19, 1940, in New Orleans to Robert Fischer and Josephine Bowese Fischer. She worked as a hairdresser for many years in Louisiana before moving to North Mississippi in 2005 after Hurricane Katrina.
A memorial service celebrating her life will be at 6 p.m. Saturday, June 15, in the Okolona Chapel of Holland Funeral Directors with Father Tim Murphy officiating. Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to service time today. Holland Funeral Directors, Okolona Chapel is entrusted with arrangements.
Survivors include her children, John Jacob Attaway Jr., Chris Attaway and Sheila Attaway, all of Okolona, Deborah Stark (James) of West Virginia, Tina Boudwin (Scott) of Louisiana and Terri Gardner of Virginia; one brother, Daniel Schlumbrick of California; one sister, Linda Calico of Louisiana; a host of grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and one granddaughter-in-law.
She was preceded in death by her parents; the father of her children, John Jacob Attaway Sr., on Aug. 21, 1990; a daughter, Josephine Attaway; two siblings; and one brother-in-law.