Frances Elmore

TUPELO – Frances Pate Elmore, 83, died Monday, April 8, 2013, at Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo. A native of Gordo, Ala., she was born on May 24, 1929, to Grover and Ada Pate.

She was a devoted housewife and mother, and an employee of Wilson Upholstery and Elvis Presley Birthplace and Museum. She was a faithful and devoted member of First Baptist Church of Tupelo and a member of the Ruth Faithful Followers Sunday School Class. She was also a longstanding member of East Heights Garden Club.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, at First Baptist Church of Tupelo with the Rev. Chad Grayson and the Rev. Ricky Young officiating. A private family burial will be held at Lee Memorial Park. W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, William H. “Bill” Elmore, two sisters, three brothers, and a grandson, Jay Elmore.

Survivors include two daughters, Kay Randle (Bill) of Cookeville, Tenn., and Sandy Brandon (Ronnie) of Tupelo; two sons, Terry “Ace” Elmore (Michelle) of Tupelo, and Roger Elmore (Marla) of Okolona; eight grandchildren, Mary Frances Strange (Nathan) of Tupelo, Ben Elmore of Tupelo, Betsy Elmore and Bryan Elmore of Hamilton, New Zealand, Drew Randle of Lancaster, Pa., Steve Randle (Lani) of Heidelburg, Germany, Jennie Randle of Nashville, Tenn., and Christy Younce of Arkansas; and six great-grandchildren, Ethan Strange, Clayton Strange and Jay Strange, all of Tupelo, Ashlyn Henley and Georgia Kate Jackson of Nashville, Tenn., and Colin Randle of Heidelburg, Germany.

Pallbearers will be Bill Randle, Ronnie Brandon, Ben Elmore, Nathan Strange, Danny Riley, Bob Kelly, Phil Daughdrill and Craig Chancey.

Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Ruth Faithful Followers Sunday School Class of First Baptist Church in Tupelo.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Pegues Funeral Home and from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at First Baptist Church in Tupelo.

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  • Bobby Lancaster

    Dear Cousins,Aunt Frances was always my favorite aunt and I have so many happy
    Memories of times spent with her and uncle Bill. She will never be forgotten and I
    Know as a believer that she is happy with her beloved Bill in that special place
    Called Heaven.My love to you all and deepest Sympathy.