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Mable Olene Huffines Prock, 87

Mable Olene Huffines Prock, age 87, passed away on March 6, 2009 at Trousdale Medical Center. Funeral services for Ms. Mable Prock were conducted Mon., March 9 from the Alexander Funeral Home Chapel with Elder Jeff Blackwell officiating.

Kristian Prock, Tim Oakley, Zhane Oakley, Nathan Gregory, Tony King, Ivon Davis, and Thomas Huffines served as pallbearers. Interment followed in the Macon County Memorial Gardens. Knollwood Manor was her home for the previous 2 years, where she was well taken care of by the nurses and staff.  She was the daughter of Sally Davenport Huffines and Edgar Huffines. Her mother died when Mable was a young girl of 14. She left school after the eighth grade to cook and keep house for her father, as was the custom some 70 years ago. She married at the age of 19 and her father lived with them until his death a few years later. Mable and her husband, Donnie Prock, were married June 30, 1941. He preceded her in death on April 21, 2002, making their union together 61 years, of this marriage two children were born, Betty Sue and Gary.While in the hospital, Mable again gave her testimony of being saved as a young wife, after returning home from church at Lafayette Missionary Baptist Church. In her own words, she said, “I prayed.  And I saw Jesus with his arms stretched out to me. I didn’t shout, but I was happy. I didn’t shout, but I was happy.” Mable was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother, and a good old-fashioned cook as declared by her grandchildren to their mother, “Yours is not as good as Ma’s. Mable was a member of the Happy Homemakers FCE Club.  She had a green thumb and loved growing flowers and plants.  She entered many of them for years in the Macon County Fair, winning lots of ribbons. She also loved attending yard sales and auctions, where she met lots of people and enjoyed talking with them. Besides her parents and husband, Mable is preceded in death by a brother, Willie Clay “Bill” huffiness and two infant grandchildren, Suzanne Prock and Jason Gregory.  She is survived by daughter Betty and husband Ralph Gregory and son Gary Prock, all of Lafayette, grandchildren Monica and husband Tim Oakley, Melanie and husband Tony King, of Gallatin, Kristian and Moneka Prock of Goodlettsville, and Nathan Gregory of Lafayette. She also leaves three great-grandchildren: Hannah King, Kendahl Oakley and Zhane Oakley, and a host of other relatives and friends. She was a kind and loving person and will be sadly missed by all who knew her.