Frances Merry

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  • "So very sorry for your loss!"
    - Frank Brittingham
  • "How does one feel at the loss of their oldest, closest..."
    - Sissy
  • "She was one the sweetest and strongest women I've known...."
    - Elna Carrigan
  • "Love and Miss you my Godmother. Calhoun"
    - Calhoun Forrester
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AUGUSTA, Ga. - Frances Robinson Merry of Augusta died Monday, October 12, 2015. A graveside funeral service will be held at 4 p.m., Saturday, October 17, at Westover Memorial Park with the Rev. George Muir of St. Paul's Episcopal Church officiating. The family will receive friends from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. at Thomas Poteet and Son, 214 Davis Road, prior to the service. Fran was born Feb. 2, 1937 in Augusta, the daughter of Frances Robinson Merry and Ernest Briscoe Merry Jr. Survivors include daughters, Frances Merry Simkins of Los Angeles and Robin Simkins Pongonis and husband Jay of Marietta; sister, Anne Merry Bell and her husband Dennis of Augusta; brother, Philip Robinson Merry of Aiken, S.C., and granddaughters, Sarah Frances Simkins of Norfolk, Va., and Anne Briscoe Pongonis, Rebecca Jane Pongonis, Elizabeth Allan Pongonis and Margaret George Pongonis of Marietta. She was preceded in death by her son, George Bryan Simkins Jr., brother, Ernest Briscoe Merry III, and her parents. Memorials may be made to St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 605 Reynolds St., Augusta, Ga. 30901 or The Press On Fund in care of the Community Foundation of the CSRA, 1450 Greene St., Suite 228, Augusta, Ga. 30901. Thomas Poteet and Son Funeral Directors, 214 David Road, Augusta, Ga. 30907. Please sign the guestbook at

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