Fannie  French


A memorial service for Fannie Bess (Petty) French, age 104, of Greenville, will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 24, at First Baptist Church, Spence Chapel in Sulphur Springs, with Rev. Fred Lewis officiating. Serving as honorary pallbearers are Burton French, Byron French, Robert Snyder, John French, Bill Alford, Don Petty, Dan Petty, Marc Snyder. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service.
Mrs. French passed away on Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018, in Greenville, Texas.
Fannie was born on March 24, 1914, in Como, Texas, the daughter of Robert Petty and Audie Taylor. She married Gabriel French in Oklahoma City, Okla. in 1940.
Fannie was a florist, followed by a brief career working in hotels that were managed by her husband. She also spent 25 years in Juniors Sunday School Dept. at FBC- Dallas. She was a member of FBC-Dallas from 1949 to 1985 and most recently a member at First Baptist Church-Sulphur Springs.
She is survived by her son, Larry French and wife Cheryl of Granbury; granddaughter, Leigh Aceves; grandsons, Burton French and wife Jennifer of Tomball, and Byron French and wife Sarah of Austin; great-grandson, Kevin Culver of Denton; sister, Billie Crabb of Paris; and many loving nieces, nephews and cousins.
Memorials can be made to Forest Academy Cemetery Association, c/o Sharon Douglas, 6906 San Mateo Blvd., Dallas, TX 75223
Arrangements are under the direction of Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.
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Published on November 21, 2018
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