Frances Farris Gattis

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Frances Farris Gattis
Jackson, SC - Funeral Services for Mrs. Frances Elizabeth Willard Farris Gattis, 98, of Jackson, SC, who was welcomed into the arms of our Lord March 9, 2014, will be conducted Wednesday morning at 11 o'clock from Bethel United Methodist Church. Rev. Gene Aiken conducting. Interment in Jackson Memorial Park.
Mrs. Gattis was a native of Crump, Tennessee having made Jackson her home for the past 58 years. She retired as a school teacher with the Aiken County School System after 28 years of joyous service. She was a member of Bethel United Methodist Church for the past 58 years where she was honored as "Woman of the Year" for 2013 by the Bethel United Methodist Women. Church and community were an important part of her life. Her contributions to the town and people of Jackson were recognized in having her serve as Grand Marshal in the 2012 Jackson Christmas Parade. "Faith, Hope and Love. The Greatest of these is Love." The love for her family was unequaled. Mrs. Gattis was preceded in death by her husband, William Sherrill Gattis, Sr.
Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Dan and Diane Gattis, Jackson and William and Carol Gattis, Jr., Aiken; four daughters and sons-in-law, Margaret and Tommy Jack Jerrolds, Diane Newby, all of Savannah, TN, Shirley and Jimmy Weathersbee, Jackson and Judy and Don Portanova, Orlando, FL.; 13 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren and 4 great-great grandchildren.
"With long life I will satisfy him, and show him my salvation."
The family will receive friends at the funeral home this Tuesday evening from 5 until 7.
Memorials may be made to Bethel United Methodist Women, Po Box 497, Jackson, SC 29831.
Posey Funeral Directors of North Augusta in charge of arrangements (803-278-1181.)
Visit the registry online at www.poseycares.com
Published in The Aiken Standard and North Augusta Star on Mar. 11, 2014
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