PORTLAND, Ore. - Mrs. Flora Jones McInnes, beloved mother and grandmother, passed away peacefully on January 27 surrounded by family in Portland, Oregon. Flora was born in Jackson, Tennessee and was the daughter of Lucille Bond and Dr. Garland Frank Jones. After graduating from Vanderbilt University she moved to Augusta, Georgia where she married George McInnes and raised her children. Mrs. McInnes traveled the world with her husband, lived with her family in Singapore, and then settled in Wilmington, De. While living in Delaware, Mrs. McInnes was a guide at the Winterthur Museum, where she conducted guided tours specializing in American Art. She enjoyed studying decorative arts and architecture through her travels with the Attingham Society. She returned to Augusta in 1981 and continued to actively support the city she loved and called home. Over the years, Flo was involved in the Junior League of Augusta, the Augusta Symphony Guild, the Sand Hills Garden Club, the Town and Country Garden Club, Augusta Symphony, Colonial Dames of America, the Morris Museum, and a lifelong member of Reid Memorial Presbyterian Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. George Fleming McInnes and daughter , Ann McInnes English. She is survived by her five children: Mary McInnes Bergenser and her husband, Kim, (Portland, Or); Martha McInnes and her husband Albert Lazzarini, (San Marino, Ca); Fleming McInnes and his wife, Jan, (Evans, Ga); Bond McInnes and his wife, Pam, (Valdosta, Ga); Laura Danku and her husband Jim, (Wake Forest, NC); and son-in-law Hugh English (Roanoke, Va). She is also survived by 19 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren, and many loving nieces and nephews. Family, friends, and faith were the focal points of Flora's life. If desired, memorials may be made to Heritage Academy 333 Greene St Augusta, Ga 30901 or Fireside Ministries and Industries PO Box 2525 Augusta, Ga. 30903.
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Published in The Augusta Chronicle on Feb. 1, 2015