A native of Bartow County, born June 6, 1916, she was the daughter of the late Franklin Isaiah Tidwell and the late Mattie Virginia Garrett Tidwell. Preceding her in death, along with her parents, are her husband, Boyd Lee Jenkins; her son and daughter-in-law, Loy Ray and Kathleen Jenkins; her grandson, Roger Dale Jenkins Jr.; her siblings, Bartow, Buford, Willis, Otis, Charlie and Jasper Tidwell, Clementine Higgins, Myrtle Tidwell and Francis Spencer.
She was a member of Atco Baptist Church and enjoyed sewing quilts and working on quilt tops.
Survivors include her children, Robert W. Jenkins and wife Nancy, Seale Harris and wife Reba, Roger Dale Jenkins, Mary Carolyn Mayfield and husband Hugh, and Rose Lee Scott and husband Jerry; 20 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; and 25 great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21, in the chapel of Parnick Jennings Funeral Home with Rev. Robert Jenkins officiating. Burial will follow at Sunset Memory Gardens.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Grandsons are serving as pallbearers and will include: Caleb Cabe, Boyd Jenkins, Randy Jenkins, Matthew Bray, Dewayne Jenkins, Michael Poole, Justin Bowman, Thomas Mayfield Jr. and Adam Lee Scott. These gentlemen are asked to meet at the funeral home at 1:15 p.m. on Friday.
Please join Mrs. Jenkins family in celebrating her life by visiting www.jenningsfuneralhome.com to post tributes.
Parnick Jennings Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 430 Cassville Road, Cartersville, is in charge of the arrangements for Mrs. Ovlie Jenkins.