View Funeral Webcast Mary Ann Plant, age 95 of Thompsons Station, TN, went to join the Lord on Friday, September 8, 2023, with family members by her side. Mary Ann Owens Plant was born to the late Will Doyle Owens and Robbie Lou Hicks Owens, at their family home in the Knob Creek community on July 8, 1928. After her mom’s passing at an early age, Mary Ann stepped in to cook meals and help tend to the needs of her four younger siblings, Junior Owens, Laura Elizabeth Owens Crawford, James Owens, and Marvin (Mutt) Owens. It’s no surprise, that this motherly instinct remained a central part of her life to the very end. Mrs. Plant married the “love of her life”, Mr. Bill Cox Plant, Sr. – her “knight in shining armor.” They eloped with friends Mac Choate and Katherine Johnson. Both couples were married at the Corinth Courthouse in Corinth, MS on November 10, 1946. They had four children, Mary Lynn, Billy, Hazel and Hope. Over the next fifty-eight years, they built a wonderful life together. They raised a family, built multiple propane gas companies, hosted countless family gatherings, traveled the world, and shared a unique love story until Mr. Plant’s passing in May 2005. Mary Ann was a home maker – she enjoyed the simple pleasures of life, such as cooking, gardening, music, singing, traveling, sun-bathing, fishing and the everyday joys of being a wife and mother. She had a beautiful voice and could yodel better than many country music stars. She especially loved her flower gardens and always looked forward to the spring of the year – she couldn’t wait to get her flowers planted. Her favorite flowers were geraniums, hibiscus, impatiens and ferns. Mary Ann was a lifetime member of The Order of the Eastern Star and the Spring Hill Methodist Church. She enjoyed entertaining, cookouts, fish fries, family gatherings and going out to dinner with friends. Mrs. Plant always made you feel welcome and special. And for those fortunate enough to be part of the inner circle, you were accepted as a new member of the expanded Plant family from day one. She was a great cook – her Thanksgiving meal was legendary! Mrs. Plant leaves behind daughters, Mary Lynn Plant Pogue of Columbia, TN, and Hope Plant Carroll and husband Terry Carroll of Richmond, VA; daughter-in-law Linda Plant of Columbia, TN; and son-in-law Wayne Simcox of Cookeville, TN. She also leaves behind her three remaining siblings, Laura Elizabeth Owens Crawford of Nashville, TN; James Owens of Nashville, TN; and Marvin (Mutt) Owens of Nashville, TN. She also leaves behind many wonderful nieces and nephews. Her legacy continues to live on through her nine grandchildren, which include Billy Plant III of Murfreesboro, TN; Melissa Plant King and husband Tim King of Thompsons Station, TN; Eric Pogue and wife Tiffany of Thompsons Station, TN; Rainey Pogue of Columbia, TN; Mary Ann (Simcox) Fanning and husband Ross Fanning of Cookeville, TN; Patrick Simcox and wife Lacy of Cookeville, TN; Robert Simcox of Murfreesboro, TN; Nicholas Carroll and wife Amber of Cummin, GA; and Andrew Carroll and wife Kristen of Raleigh, NC. This legacy continues with eight great grandchildren and one great, great granddaughter. Mrs. Plant was preceded in death by her husband, Bill Cox Plant Sr., son Billy C. Plant Jr. of Columbia, TN, and daughter Hazel Plant Simcox of Cookeville, TN. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, September 13, 2023 at 11:00 A.M. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home with Reverend Roy Barber officiating. Burial will follow in Rose Hill Cemetery. The family will visit with friends on Tuesday, September 12, 2023 from 4:00 P.M.- 7:00 P.M. at the funeral home, followed by an Order of the Eastern Star service. The family suggests memorials be made to The American Heart Association P.O. Box 840692 Dallas, Texas 75284-0692, or The American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 6704, Hagerstown, MD 2174. Condolences may be extended online at www.oakesandnichols.com. Active pallbearers will be Nicholas Carroll, Andrew Carroll, Billy Plant, III, Patrick Simcox, Robert Simcox, Wesley Sisk, Eric Pogue, and Tyler King.