Mary Frances Edwards Grantham, 94, of Ocean Isle Beach, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013.
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She was born Jan. 20, 1919, in Lincolnton. She was the daughter of the late Lucy Womack Edwards Wentz and Franklin Edwards. She was the stepdaughter of John Wentz. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, David B. Grantham Sr., and sisters, Anna Lea Benton and Lecye Hartsfield.
Surviving are her son, D.B. Grantham, and wife, Carol, of Ocean Isle Beach; grandsons Todd (Robyn) of Durham and Daniel (Renee) of Roanoke, Va.; and eight great-grandchildren.
She resided at Arbor Landing Retirement Community in Ocean Isle Beach for several years. She was employed at Belk in Charlotte in the credit department. Frances was a graduate of Central High School in Charlotte. She is a longtime member of First Methodist Church, Charlotte, and a member of Camp United Methodist Church in Shallotte.
Graveside services were at 2 p.m. Monday, Aug. 26, in Sharon Memorial Park, Charlotte.
A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 31, in Camp United Methodist Church. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church.
The family would like to express their gratitude to Dr. J.L. Aldrich, the loving staff at Arbor Landing for their special care; special angels, Becky, Karen, and Mildred from Lower Cape Fear Hospice and Shanna at Autumn Care.
Memorials may be made to Lower Cape Fear Hospice Center at 1405 Physicians Drive, Wilmington, NC 28401; Camp UMC, P.O. Box 776, Shallotte, NC 28459; or First Methodist Church, 501 N. Tryon St., Charlotte, NC 28202.
Private online condolences may be sent to the family at
Brunswick Funeral Service, Shallotte.
Published in The Brunswick Beacon on Aug. 29, 2013