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Frances S. McGinnis, 87, of 1402 Azalea Drive, Newberry, S.C. and widow of W. Charles McGinnis formerly of 12066 Bush River Road, Kinards, S.C. passed away on January 23, 2018 at the Hospice House of Laurens. She was born in Wilmington, N.C. on August 3, 1930 to the late Lemuel H. Smith and Daisy Olena Herring Smith.

Frances was a graduate of Broughton High School and continued her education and passion to become a nurse by attending and graduating in September 1951 from Rex Hospital School of Nursing in Raleigh, N.C. and receiving her RN degree. She was Head Nurse and taught nursing at Ohio State University. Eventually she and Charlie moved to Newberry County where she worked at Newberry County Memorial Hospital and later in private practice for Dr. Ralph Baker and then for Dr. Elbert Dickert from which she retired. After retirement, Frances went back to Newberry County Memorial Hospital as a volunteer and remained a volunteer until the young age of 85. She was bestowed the honor of Volunteer Emeritus by the Newberry County Memorial Hospital Volunteers. Frances' love of nursing and those she helped over the span of her career was remarkable.

Frances joined Aveleigh Presbyterian Church in 1962 and in 1999 was awarded an Honorary Life Membership to the church. As a church member she was involved with the Women's Circle # 2, taught the Truesdale Sunday School Class and attended as many church fellowships as her time would allow.

She is predeceased by her parents and one sister, Martha Ann Colvin. Surviving are one brother, L.H. Smith (Ruby) of Atlanta, GA; two nieces, Tracey Ronzuli (Victor) of Atlanta, GA, Kimberly Frazer (Joseph) of Fleming, FL; two nephews, Randy Colvin (Shannon) of Augusta, GA, Heath Colvin (Jenna) of Atlanta, GA and Godson, Jack Hunter (Iris) of Boca Raton, FL and numerous great-nieces and nephews and cousins.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am Saturday, January 27, 2018 at Aveleigh Fellowship of Presbyterians with services conducted by the Rev. Dr. Mitch VanMetre. The family will receive friends following the service. A private family burial will precede the funeral service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Aveleigh Fellowship of Presbyterians, 1211 Calhoun Street, Newberry, SC 29108 or to the Laurens County Humane Society, 973 Poplar Street, Clinton, SC 29325.

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#10 Mitch&Krysty Friend 2018-01-27 08:33
We have fond memories of times on the farm with Francis and Charlie! She was one of the most gracious, fun and Godly women we’ve had the privilege to know. She was a blessing to everyone around her and will be truly missed. Our deepest condolences to the family. You are in our prayers.
#9 Edwin Crotty 2018-01-25 15:51
Frances was one of a kind and a mighty
force behind the success of Charlie.
I talked to her recently and she was
upbeat as always saying she had a
wonderful life. She seem to know that
time was short. As long as I live, I will cherish the memory of both her and Charlie and the positive impact they had on me and my career.Sincerely
Edwin Crotty
#8 Ken and Harriet Wait 2018-01-25 11:31
Mrs. Frances was a beautiful Godly lady. Her smile will be misses by many. Prayers for Family and all who loved her.
#7 MOLLIE GRAHAM 2018-01-25 11:09
DEAR Family of Mrs Frances I remember when she worked at DR DICKERTS as a nurse. She was always so kind and sweet to all the patient.My thoughts and prayers are with you all.Love and Blessings Mollie Graham
#6 Elaine Brown 2018-01-25 09:21
Mrs.Frances was an inspirational person to work with at Dr. Baker's office and she challenged me to move into the nursing profession. I will always remember her putting on her nursing cap when she came into work. As a volunteer at the hospital, she brought kindness and warmth to each of the patients that she visited. She was a gracious lady.
#5 Eddie Malcom 2018-01-25 00:08
The the family. So sorry on the passing of Frances. I knew her and Charley when we live in Cherryville N.C. Both of them were great and well like. Again so sorry. May God Bless you all. Frances and Charley are with him now. Eddie Malcom of Newberry
#4 Karen craven 2018-01-24 22:13
Ms Frances was a super sweet lady I will miss seeing her daily at lunch she always had a laugh and a smile and so much love my deepest sympathy to her family and my love and prayers Karen craven
#3 Jeanne Cushway 2018-01-24 13:46
Ms. Frances was a special and loving soul. How blessed we all were to have her in our lives. RIP
#2 Lorraine Bradley 2018-01-24 10:13
I've known Frances for the last 17years (as long as I've been a member at Aveleigh Presbyterian Church). She always had a wonderful Smile and very upbeat. I visited several times at Springfield Place and always enjoyed our little talks. My prayers for her family; she will be sorely missed.
#1 Debra Smith Taylor 2018-01-23 17:55
Ms. McGinnis was a wonderful lady. I remember her well having worked at NCMH myself until I retired 4 years ago. I know she will be missed. May our Lord console her family and friends and give them peace.