Frances Warren

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Frances Alliene

Thomas Warren

Asheville - Frances Alliene Thomas Warren, 92, of Asheville, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, February 5, 2013.

She was born in Buncombe Co. on March 2, 1920, the daughter of the late Dewitt Talmadge and Frances J. Moody Thomas. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, James Melvin Warren, and by a sister, Carolyn Cannady, of Norfolk, VA.

Frances was a homemaker who enjoyed gardening and flowers. She was a member of the Nazarene and was formerly a Sunday School teacher.

Frances is survived by four children: Stoney L. Warren, of Asheville, Melvin D. Warren and wife Donna, of Alexander, Barbara Raines, of Brevard, and James L. Warren and wife Andrea, of Santiago, Chile; two sisters, Betty Jean King, of Norfolk, Sara Belles of Norwalk, CA, and a brother, James R. Thomas and wife Betty, of Normandy, TN; along with 11 grandchildren, and many great-grandchildren.

Graveside rites will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday at Green Hills Cemetery with the Rev. Charles Phillips officiating.

Flowers are accepted and appreciated, or memorials may be made to CarePartners Hospice, P.O. Box 25338, Asheville, NC 28813.

Groce Funeral Home on Patton Ave. is assisting the family, and the online register is available at


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Published in the Asheville Citizen-Times on Feb. 6, 2013
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