Frances Simpson Huntley, age 90 of Forest City died Tuesday, July 23, 2019 at the Hospice of the Carolina Foothills.
Born May 21, 1929 she was the daughter of the late Kelly Edgar Simpson and Myrtis Bowen Simpson. She was a 1946 graduate of Harris High School having been 1st in her Class. She retired from the Rutherford County Department of Social Services with over twenty years of service. Frances was a faithful member of the Bethany Baptist Church where she taught Sunday School, was a member of the choir, served as WMU Director and was involved in missions. She enjoyed gardening, flowers and traveling.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 70 years, Joseph William Huntley in 2016 and a daughter, Sue Huntley in 2011.
Surviving are three daughters, Sandra Jo " Sandy" Huntley, Cynthia Huntley Beason Calvert and husband, Hollis, and Deborah Huntley Keeter Adkins, all of Forest City; four grandchildren, Chad Keeter, Nicole Burch, Benjamin Beason and Joey Beason,; five great-grandchildren, Courtney Keeter, Chandler Keeter, Skylar Burch, Quinn Beason and Naomi Beason; and her faithful dog, Buddy.
Funeral services will be held Thursday morning ,July 25, 2019 at eleven o'clock at the Bethany Baptist Church with the Reverend Chris Fox and the Reverend Marvin Greene officiating. A family committal will be held in the Church Cemetery.
The family will receive friends Thursday from ten until the time of service at the church.
Memorials may be made in memory of Frances to the Missions Fund or the Prison Ministry of the Bethany Baptist Church, 760 Bethany Church Road, Forest City, North Carolina 28043.
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