OBITUARY: Fran Hodge Williams


Mrs. Fran Hodge Williams of Lebanon, Tennessee passed away on Tuesday, July 26, 2022, she was 85 years old.

Fran (Grannie Great) is survived by four daughters: Connie Sullivan of Alabama, Glenda Midgett of Lebanon, Penny (Kevin) Burchfield of Smithville, Traci Williams of Lebanon. Five grandchildren: Josh (Sherry) Sullivan, Wesley (Tiffany) Midgett, Steven (Mandy) Tarpley, Wesley Burchfield, Erin Burchfield. Eight Great Grandchildren: Jordan, Cyrus, Griffin, Allie, Ace, Hunter, Hattie, Sara. Sister: Betty Ann Wright of Lebanon. Sister-in-law: Doris Faye Williams of Norene. And a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends.

Fran is preceded in death by her Husband Bro. James Williams, Grandson Phillip Tarpley, Son-in-laws Mike Midgett and Butch Sullivan, Parents Roy and Isabel Hodge, Sister Lou Stevenson, Brother David Hodge, Niece Janet Hodge.

Fran was a pastor’s wife for 44 years and full time Mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She had a heart for missions. She did her best to live Matthew 28:19-20 – in teaching, giving, and living. -In teaching WMU, G.A.’s and Acteens. -In giving above her tithe to Samaritan’s Pruse Operation Christmas Child, Lottie Moon Christmas, Annie Armstrong Easter. -In living, praying for her family, missionaries, mission work, being a friend/mentor to the young girls/ladies in her church, becoming a pen pal to military and prisoners, being a part of whatever was needed in her church – even making fried pies. She also had a green thumb and always had beautiful plants and flowers.

Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Friday, July 29, 2022 at Hunter Funeral Home with Bro. Darrin Reynolds officiating. Visitation will be from 1 p.m. till service time on Friday. Interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery in Norene.


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