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Frances O. King

Greenville Herald Banner
Sunday, Jan 14, 2007

Frances O. King of Campbell, 84, a loving Mother, Sister, Grandmother, and Great-Grandmother, passed away January 12, 2007 at her home.

She was born July 8, 1922 at Farmersville to Mr. and Mrs. Jess Petty. She was married to Thomas Herbert King, Sr. on July 25, 1948, at Durant, Okla..

Immediately following the wedding the Kings moved to Greenville, where they lived until 1961 before moving to their current residence in Campbell.

Frances grew up in Josephine, and attended High School in Nevada, Texas. Following High School, she attended beautician school in Dallas.

Upon graduation, she moved to Greenville and years later opened Frances Beauty Shop on Wellington Street in 1957. She maintained her beauty shop until retirement in 1995. Over the years, she had numerous customers and made endless friends. She was truly a friend to all.

After her retirement, Frances spent time enjoying life with her husband Herb. Holidays were always a treat at the King residence. Frances was truly a great cook, and holidays always brought the family together for a feast fit for a king.

Throughout the years, no one ever knew who would show up for dinner at the King household. Everyone was always welcome. Frances was truly an amazing woman.

Frances was preceded in death by her parents Jess and Lola Petty; brothers, J.L.”Bud” Petty and Cleo Petty; sisters, Mickey Fricke and Grace Chapman; sons, Jim Lytle Barrow and Hubert King; infant daughter Gunell Barrow; and grandsons Steven and Rodney King.

She is survived by her husband Thomas Herbert King, Sr.; sisters, Mildred Corman and husband Smokey of Lake Dallas; Mozelle Neal of Portales, N.M.; Peggy Reagan of Floyd, Texas; Nita Smiley of Lone Oak, Texas; Leo Young of Frisco; and brother Curtis Petty and wife Lucretia Lewisville.

She also is survived by her daughter, Nomie Potter and husband Bob of Greenville; son, Frank Barrow and wife Lisa of Mansfield, Texas; son, Sam Barrow and wife Charlotte of Campbell, Texas; daughter, LaVonne Chaffin and husband Phillip of Campbell, Texas; son, Herbert King, Jr. and wife Linda of Campbell; daughter, Sharon Jaresh and late husband Marvin of Pottsboro; son, Mark King of Campbell; son, Kenny King and wife Brenda of Mineola; daughter, Tanya Strickland and husband Raymond of Campbell; an adopted daughter, Betty Wagner of Ennis,; 24 grandchildren; and 34 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2007, at Lynch Funeral Home at 4238 Highway 34 South in Greenville (the Cash area) Visitation is at the Lynch Funeral Home from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday, Jan.15, 2007. Memorials may be made to St. Judes Childrens Hospital.

God saw you were getting tired, and a cure was not to be.
So He put His arms around you, and whispered, “Come with me.”
A golden heart stopped beating, hard working hands to rest.
God broke our hearts to prove, He only takes the best.
God has you in His keeping; we have you in our hearts.
Your memory is our keepsake, and with that we’ll never part.

— From your Loving Husband, Thomas Herbert King, Sr.

Submitted by Elaine Nall Bay

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