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Frances Presnal Gillespie
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Obituary for Frances Presnal Gillespie

Frances Presnal Gillespie, age 93, of Douglasville passed away Saturday, September 1, 2018.  She was born in Bowdon, Georgia on April 17, 1925 daughter of the late Harvey Presnal and the late Zelma Adams Presnal. Frances was a homemaker, a member of the First Baptist Church of Douglasville and a member of the Bethany Hope Sunday School Class.  Frances loved the outdoors, camping and hiking and loved working in her yard.

She is survived by her daughter, Ginny Underwood and husband Danny of Winston, Georgia; son, Greg Gillespie and wife Kim of Conyers, Georgia; grandchildren, Julie Craft and husband Michael, Brandy Evans, Jonathan Underwood and wife Anne Marie, Lauren Everette and husband Chad; great grandchildren, Katelynd , Patrick, Ashley, Emersyn, Audrey, Kinsley, Bennett; sister, Jeanette Ikner of Memphis, Tennessee; brother, Edward Presnal of Bowdon, Georgia.

In addition to her parents, Frances was preceded in death by her husband, Radford Gillespie; son, Tim Gillespie.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, September 5, 2018 at Hightower’s Memorial Chapel in Douglasville, Georgia with Rev. Michael Kimberly and Rev. Tim Akin officiating. Music will be provided by Paul Blair. Interment will follow in Rosehaven Memorial Park.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday, September 4, 2018 from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM at the funeral home.

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Hightower’s Memorial Chapel of Douglasville has charge of the arrangements. 770-489-2818

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5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Hightower's Memorial Chapel - Douglasville, GA

7034 Broad Street
Douglasville, GA 30134





11:00 AM
Hightower's Memorial Chapel - Douglasville, GA

7034 Broad Street
Douglasville, GA 30134





12:00 PM
Rosehaven Memorial Park Cemetery

8640 Rose Avenue
Douglasville, Ga 30134


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