FRANCES T. LIDE
Frances Terry Lide, 81, of Washington DC and Atlanta, passed away Wednesday night, October 17, 2012 after a brief illness. Frances was the daughter of Brooks Smith Lide and Frances Sturges Lide, both of Meridian, MS. Frances was a graduate of Meridian High School and Vanderbilt University
where she graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a degree in Spanish. Frances joined the US Foreign service as a secretary and rose through the ranks to become a Consul, retiring after 45 years of service to her country. Frances served in many countries, including Bolivia, Niger, France, Germany, Ireland, England, Japan and Canada before completing her final assignment in Washington DC. After retirement Frances eventually moved to St Anne's Terrace in Atlanta to be nearer her family. Frances was a voracious reader and an avid member of the Jane Austen Society. She loved to visit with her friends and family, telling stories of her many foreign adventures. Frances is survived by her brother and sister-in-law, Brooks and Cary Lide, her nephews Brooks (Connie) Lide and Bill (Heidi) Lide, nieces Caroline (Kerry) Ketchum) and Courtney (Bill) Dickey and nine great nephews and nieces. In lieu of flowers, a donation can be made in Frances Lide's name to Hospice Atlanta, 1244 Park Vista Drive, Atlanta, GA 30319. Interment will be in Meridian, Mississippi.
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