Mary Frances Compton, age 81, of Athens, passed away on Saturday, March 23, 2013.
A native of Paris, Tenn., Dr. Compton was the daughter of the late William and Lena Mai Smith Compton. She received her undergraduate degree at Peabody College, at Vanderbilt, and her Ph.D. in education from the University of Florida
, and she retired as Professor of Curriculum & Supervision at the University of Georgia
Dr. Compton made significant contributions to the field of middle school education and had been a teacher, principal, and education consultant. She was an avid tennis player, the first president of the Clarke/Oconee Tennis Association (COTA), and a volunteer for Meals on Wheels for over 10 years. She was a member of the University of Georgia Mixed Chorus and a member of Emmanuel Episcopal Church, where she was very active in the choir.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the College of Education, University of Florida, P.O. Box 14425, Gainesville, FL 32604; or to Gentiva Hospice, 855 Gaines School Rd., Athens, GA 30605. Online condolences may be offered at www.bernsteinfuneralhome.com.
Bernstein Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Athens, is in charge of the arrangements.