Frances Marian Watts Giles
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Frances Marian Watts Giles, 94, Greenville, at 5:18 PM, Sunset, December 2, 2012 embarked on her Sunset Cruise to join husband "Lex" and many family and friends. Her "Bon Voyage" was celebrated with her daughters, son, and daughter-in-law by her side. With a "Bright Smile" she departed from Rolling Green, always enriching others with many kind words, fond moments and countless memories.
She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law: William Wesley and Teresa Giles of Greenville, SC; two daughters Lucile Alexis "Luci" Giles Williams of Greenville, SC, and Eleanor Eugenia "Genie" Giles Perry of Columbia, SC; two grandchildren: Edward Eugene "Ward" Williams IV of Houston, TX and Alexis Giles Williams of Chattanooga TN. She was predeceased by her husband: Ira Alexis "Lex" Giles Jr. and mother: Ella Outlaw Watts.
She was born in Georgetown, SC and lived in Murrells Inlet, SC. She moved to Greenville prior to World War II & completed Business College. After graduating she was employed with Scurry-Nixon Co., in the Accounting Department and Cooper Motor Lines in the Finance Dept. While raising her family, she also joined her husband, Lex, in the family Real Estate-Development & Investment Business for 40 years. Frances was a member of Second Presbyterian Church, where she served as Sunday School Teacher, and President of The Women of The Church. She chaired and taught Vacation Bible School, and established College Outreach for the Furman students and also hosted exchange students in Mission Work. She locally supported the Greenville Rescue Mission and Meals on Wheels.
Frances also served as the President of the PTA at Augusta Circle Elementary School.
A memorial service was held in her honor at 2:30 pm on Wednesday, December 5, 2012 at Rolling Green Village. Her funeral Service was held at 11:30 AM Thursday, December 6, 2012 in the chapel of Woodlawn Funeral Home. Visitation was held prior to the service from 10:45 to 11:30 AM. Burial followed at Woodlawn Memorial Park. Woodlawn Funeral Home www.woodlawnfh.com Email: FrancesWattsGiles@gMail.com
Published in The Greenville News from December 4 to December 9, 2012