Hi Bill, Jr.
I recently heard of your mother's death. I never got to meet her, but I knew she was an incredible lady. Thinking of you and your family. How wonderful that you got a boy and a girl! Lets catch up soon! Once again, So sorry for your loss! You can contact me through LinkedIn.
have not talked to you in a while. I heard about your loss a while back and have tried contacting you- but no luck.
I am sorry about your loss. My mom has been passed away for over ten years now and I still think about her everyday. I am sure you will to.
You and your family have always been gracious and helpful, and loving, and giving, and on and on.
Please know you and your family have been in our thoughts and prayers,
Jay and Rai Pullin
Frannie will always be an inspiration to our class at Agnes Scott, as she lived her life so beautifully. What a gift she was to her family and friends, her schools, and her community. We were also looking forward to seeing Frannie and Bill at our 50th Scott reunion this month. She will be sorely missed and lovingly remembered by so many as we appreciate our wonderful times together.
I am so so sorry to hear of Frannie's death. She was our next door neighbor in Danville, Ky., and a lovely girl. Love to her family and John III.
I grew up with "Frannie" in Danville and though she was older, our families were neighbors and friends and I admired her so much for her energy and personality. Prayers and thoughts are with you and your family, Bill and with "Johnny III" and Sally. With great sympathy, Ginger Sanders White, Lexington, KY
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
How we long for the day when no resident will say I am sick. Isa 33:24. So sorry for your loss.
Warm and wonderful memories began when my two children and Martha and Bill, Jr. became classmates and good friends. Over the years we saw Frannie and Bill graciously open their hearts and beautiful home to so many friends and worthy causes. Frannie was one of the loveliest, most gracious ladies I've ever met! I have an indelible vision of her wonderful, caring smile and intelligent eyes. Her life truly personified compassion, courage and love which inspired everyone she met. What a wonderful legacy she leaves her family and all of us who loved her!
God is near to those that are broken at heart; And those who are crushed in spirit he saves (Psalm 147:3). With deepest sympathy to family and friends.
I am so very sorry for your family's loss.
Tina Brickley Engberg
My Condolences to you family for such a loss,may you draw comfort from Isa.41;9,10 and 13.
Dear family and friends of Frances Graves,
I am so sorry for you loss. However, there can be comfort found in the Bible. At James 4:8 it tells us "Draw close to God, and He will draw close to you." Surely, He will comfort you in this difficult time if you draw close to him.
Dear Family and Friends,
You do not know me, however, I recently read about your tragic loss. I know that it is a grievous thing to lose someone close to you. It is a difficult thing at best to try to console someone at a time such as this, believe me, even though I do not know what you are going through at this moment.
The shock of the loss may seem more than you can bear. Grief may take hold, causing loss of sleep, loneliness and sorrow. Tears may flow unrestrained from you eyes. The loss you are now feeling may be the severest emotional experience of your life. You may even ask yourself: "How can I endure it? Where can I turn for encouragement and help? How can I cope with this most agonizing situation that has happened?" It is not a weakness to cry. There is an emotional release from letting your tears flow. The God's word tells that Abraham cried, and he was a man of great faith. When his dear wife Sarah died, the Bible at Genesis 23:2 tells us: "... Abraham began to bewail Sarah and to weep over her." Also the Bible tells us at Genesis 37:35 that Jacob grieved over the loss of his dear son Joseph. And even Jesus Christ gave way to tears, you may read this account at John 11:32-35.
Please extend my condolences to all who are suffering a loss at this time.
Our lord and savior said that “….meek will inherit the earth” Matthew 5:5
Frannie was Grace and Graciousness personified. I have and always will treasure her friendship. When someone that amazing takes an interest in you, it makes you feel special. She gave me an amazing gift. Blessings to you Bill and the whole family.
Such a lovely, gracious, and gentle person...I remember meeting her on the shuttle bus to the Agnes Scott retreat on St, Simon. My overwhelming impression was one of strength, intelligence and graciousness. The more I got to know her the stronger the impression. The world was a better place with Frannie. Please accept my sincerest condolences. She was a remarkable woman.
Bill and family. Frannie and I knew each other thru the JDRF and shared so much as we feared for our youngsters health. she was the most gracious person I ever met, her gentle ways and kind words are part of her legacy.
She will be so missed by so many.
My deepest condolences to the loss of your loved one. God comforts all the mourning ones. May the God of comfort be with you at this most difficult time. Isaiah 61:2
During this time of great sorry may you find peace and comfort in this sure promise found at John 6:40
with Deep Sympathy
We had the pleasure of meeting and knowing Frannie when we served together on the board of JDRF in the 1970-1980s. She was a dedicated volunteer and officer of JDRF.We appreciate all that she did to promote the goal of JDRF ....to find a cure for type 1 diabetes. We extend our deepest sympathy to the Graves Family on their loss of a great lady.
My dear sweet and precious friend, you will be greatly missed. You had such compassion for others and you brought joy and so much love for others . You blessed and enriched my life so very much and I am so thankful for your friendship.
Frannie and I grew up together in Green Acres ( Danville Ky ) we had some wonderful times together and I am very saddened to hear that she is gone -I had lost touch in recent years and feel even sadder about that - still have happy memories of meeting litte Martha in the home where Frannie grew up -please know of my thoughts and prayers as you grieve this loss
I only had the pleasure of meeting Mrs. Graves on a few occassions but even in those brief instances I knew she was a remarkable woman. Her legacy is in her children as she and Bill graced the world with them. She will be missed as much as she was loved.
Sympathy to family and friends and comfort. Eccl.9:11.
We were saddened to hear of your loss. I shall always remember Frannie for her kindness at all the MSA events and for the hospitality when you both welcomed us into your home. She was truly an angel on this earth and a servant to all. May God bless you and your family.
Our hearts and prayers go out to you, Bill Jr. and Martha. Frannie was an extraordinary person, a very special person who added joy to the lives of all she touched and she will be sorely missed. May God richly bless her and your family.
Patty and I are very sorry and offer our prayers and condolences to Bill, Martha, and Bill Jr and their spouses and children. I have fond memories of Frannie at MSA gathering.
I was very sorry to hear of Frannie's passing. She was a lovely and gracious woman. My prayers and thought are with her family.
Bill, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
To all the Graves Family,
I knew Frannie through my sister, Louise Zimmerman Austell, who was her Agnes Scott roommate. Her graciousness was extended to me several times through the years, mostly recently three years ago when we were all in Highlands at the same time. She and Bill were so kind to Louise and me, and we loved and appreciated their sweet spirits towards us.
Her accomplishments were many, but her faithfulness to the Lord and being a "doer of the word" live on.
Please accept my deepest sympathy for your profound loss. May the Prince of Peace give you the peace that passes all understanding, promised in Philippians.
As you comprehend this profound loss, let yourself cry knowing each tear is a note of love and pain that God feels for you.
Peter and I are saddened by the news that your dear mother has died and send our heartfelt condolences to her family and friends.
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
My condolences to the Graves family. May "the God of all comfort" be with you. (2Cor.1:3)
What a blessing Frannie's life has been to all who knew her. She will be missed. May God's grace sustain you during this time.
Although it's been many years since I saw her, I have fond memories of our years at ASC, I was looking forward to seeing Frannie at our 50th Agnes Scott reunion next month. Instead , we will be celebrating a life well lived and mourning the loss of a dear classmate. My condolences to all who knew and loved her.
Mary H. Lowry Goodman
I was shocked and deeply saddened to hear of Frannie's death. She was an inspiration to us all.
I am so very sorry she is gone - my dear friend, from even before Agnes Scott - loving, generous, compassionate. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family. We had hoped to see each other at the ASC reunion...She will be so missed by all of us.
I never got to meet Frannie, but I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. May God grant you and all of your family His peace.
With deepest sympathy for the death of Frannie from Dee Sanders Schweikle, a childhood neighbor and friend.
With deepest sympathy to the Graves family during your time of grief...God is for you a refuge and strength, A help that is there to be found during difficult times...May God provide you with peace and comfort to endure the days ahead.
One of the Sweetest gifts I received upon taking my adopted son into my arms was from Frannie ... a note on the JOYS of Motherhood. She was right - and what a Model of Love and Grace. Our condolences are with you all. Love, Linda
Sorry for your loss. I would like to invite you to a special talk at the local Kingdom Hall on Sunday, April 7th entitled, "Does Death End It All?" It is free of charge and only 30 minutes and I'm sure it will bring you some comfort. I will be attending the hall at 1053 Stephenson Rd in Stone Mountain at 9:30 am lower lever, hope you can attend.
It is comforting to know that Jesus, the Ruler of God's Kingdom, is called the “Prince of Peace,” and he will ensure that “to peace there will be no end.”—Isaiah 9:6, 7.
One of the kindest, most gracious people Ive ever met. A memory of my years at MSA that will never be forgotten. Sadly missed.
Please accept my sincerest condolences over the loss of Frances. Death is truly a sting, but God promises that one day soon it will be brought to nothing. 1 Cor 15:26