Frances Presswood


Frances Hamby Presswood, 97, went home to her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018.

She was born March 30, 1920, to the late Tom and Mollie Hamby in Ironsburg.

She was a loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She wrote many songs, stories and poems throughout our lifetime. Her book “I Remember” was published in 2015. Here is an excerpt of a song that relates to her very own “home-going” on Feb. 1.

“Little flowers, why do you keep blooming?
Don’t you know, mother is not here?
Little flowers, she’s gone to Heaven.

Where flowers are blooming everywhere."

She was a member of Hampton Drive Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ulysses F. Presswood; brothers: Herman Hamby, Clayton Hamby and JW Hamby; and sisters: Dottie Brooks, Hester Price, and Jewell Price.

She is survived by her son, Roger (Nellie) Presswood of Cumming, Ga.; daughter, Carolyn (Luke) Souther of Cleveland; grandchildren: Tavish (Caryn) Presswood of Canton, Ga., and Jade (Stephanie) Presswood of Jasper, Ga., David (Donna) Souther of Dallas, Texas, Diana (Randy) Evans of Cleveland; great-grandchildren,: Elizabeth Souther of Norman, Okla., Lilly Souther and Chloe Souther of Dallas, Texas, Marissa Rogers, Raylee Evans, Masuire Evans, Daxton Evans, Zander Evans, and Zella Rose Evans of Cleveland  and Audrey Presswood of Jasper, Ga. 

A private graveside will be held at a later date at Hiwassee Union Baptist Church, Reliance.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Evantell Ministries: P.O. Box 703929, Dallas, TX 75370-3929.

Companion Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


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