Martha Frances French: Obituary


Frances French was born on March 22, 1941, in Eclectic, Alabama, and passed away peacefully on February 10, 2020.  She was the youngest child of the late Jason and Lucille Johnson.  Frances lived in Eclectic until her meeting of and marriage to the love of her life, Harry French. In May of 1962, the newly married couple embarked upon a journey that would last fifty-eight years.  During this time they welcomed two children, Shannon and Mark, into the world.  They moved 17 times in twenty-three years of marriage.  In the summer of 1978, they moved to Dahlonega.  Out of all the places they had lived, it was Dahlonega they chose to call home.

Frances was an active member of Dahlonega Baptist Church, where she served for nearly 40 years, until her declining health would no longer allow her to do so.  Frances enjoyed nearly every craft imaginable and treasured spending time with her family and friends.

She is survived by her husband, Harry, son Mark, daughter Shannon French (Russ) Perkins, and grandchildren Sophia Perkins, Sam Perkins, Annabelle Perkins, sister Daisy Adams and countless friends.

By those who knew her, she will be remembered as a faithful follower of Christ, devoted wife, loving mother, doting grandmother, loyal friend and an amazing woman.


Visitation will be held on Thursday February 13th, 2020 from 4pm -8pm. Funeral services will be held on Friday February 14th, 2020 at Dahlonega Baptist Church at 11am.


Arrangements by Dahlonega Funeral Home


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