Frankie Allene Fisher

Eva - Major Frankie Allene Fisher (U. S. Army, Ret.), 70, of Eva, Alabama passed away at her home on July 20, 2013. Frankie was born in Spring Garden, Alabama on June 7, 1943. She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald Harry Fisher (to whom she was married to for 50 years); her father, Frank Harold Abernathy and her mother, Fair Nicholson. Mrs. Fisher was a loving mother and is survived by six children, Alice Margaret Fisher of Monrovia, Maryland, Donald M. Fisher (Rita), of Altoona, Paul Fisher, of San Diego, Calif., Cassandra L. Roberts (David), of Eva, Edith V. Fisher, of Anchorage, Alaska, and Andrew C. Fisher, of Eva. Other surviving relatives include, 14 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren; one sister, Pamela S. Chapin (Ron), of Murfreesboro, Tenn., one brother-in-law, Dr. Stephen Fisher (Sue) of Washington Township, New Jersey, as well as aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews in the greater Piedmont area. Mrs. Fisher received her Bachelors of Science and a Masters of Science in Nursing from the University of Alabama in Huntsville. She earned her Nurse Practitioner Certification from the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. Major Fisher received a congressional commission in the U.S. Army Reserves as a medical officer and proudly served with distinction and honor during Iraqi Freedom and Desert Storm. Major Fisher retired from the 4th detachment of the 4203rd U.S. Army Hospital in 2007, with honor after 17 years of military service. Mrs. Fisher also worked at the Alvin C. York Veterans Medical Center in Murfreesboro, Tennessee from which she retired in 2010. Some of Mrs. Fisher's favorite things were spending time with her large family, cooking, her military comrades and her sisters of Beta Sigma Phi. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, July 24, 2013, at 12:30 p.m. at Thompson Funeral Home in Piedmont, with the Rev. Thomas Ward officiating. A burial with full military honors will follow at Union Grove Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday, from 12:00-12:30 p.m. Online condolences may be made to the family at

Funeral Home

Thompson Funeral Home and Crematory - Piedmont
6340 Old Piedmont-Gadsden Hwy. PO Box 574 Piedmont, AL 36272

Published in The Anniston Star on July 23, 2013