Kathy passed away on Friday, December 25, 2009, at Grady General Hospital in Cairo, Georgia surrounded by her family and friends.
She was born in Cairo on December 6, 1944, to A. A. and Kathleen Singletary Ulmer. She had one younger brother, Donnie Ulmer. Kathy was a proud graduate of the Whigham High School Class of 1962. She studied cosmetology at South Georgia Technical College in Americus, Georgia. Kathy and Floyd were married on December 24, 1963, and shared 46 years of happiness. They were blessed with four children and seven grandchildren.
Kathy worked as a hairdresser in Cairo and Whigham for several years. She was dedicated to Whigham School throughout the years her children attended there, serving as a volunteer, substitute teacher, and friend to the school. In recent years, she served as receptionist to Drs. Hester and Steinberg of Cairo, Georgia. She brought her joyful nature to all her endeavors. Kathy loved life. She was at home in nature. She enjoyed working in her yard, watching birds and wildlife, and communing with God in the woods. Kathy was known as a gifted cook and seamstress. She was a vibrant member of the Turkey Creek Community Club. Kathy loved music: singing, playing, and listening. Her children and grandchildren will remember her as their loving and devoted Mama and Nana. Kathy loved her husband, family, friends, and community and was loved and will be missed by them.
Kathy is survived by her husband, Floyd Womble. Their children are Patricia Beach and Bill Beach of Thomasville, Georgia, Gene Womble and Jenifer Womble of Cairo, Georgia, Bruce Womble of Whigham, Georgia, and Susie Womble and Mike Willard of Hollywood, Maryland. Their grandchildren are Justin Womble, Patrick Womble, Adam Womble, Lawson Womble, Brianna Beach, Maggie Womble, and Emily Womble. Kathy’s brother and sister-in-law are Donnie and Mary Joyce Ulmer of Whigham; and his children are Sherri Vaughn, Donnie Ray Ulmer, and Chad Ulmer. Kathy was preceded in death by her beloved parents.