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Frances Gideon Caldwell

May 8, 1924 - Dec 12, 2014

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I would like to express my condolences to Mrs. Caldwell's family. I know that Charlie Caldwell and family will miss her very much. My prayers go out to all the family.

Serena I will keep you and the rest of the family in my prayers. Ms Gideon was a special angel to me while under her teaching and care at Winter Park school. Even after I moved on up in grades she always looked after me at school. Then as the years went by when ever she saw me she spoke abd gave me a big hug and a beautiful smile. I will truly miss her and I will keep all good memories in my heart for the rest of my life until I see her once again in Heaven one day. She would have been...

I will never forget Mrs. Gideon as I knew her. She was my second grade teacher and I loved so much. I did not go to Winter Park in the first grade, so when I started second grade she made me feel like I was someone. I was very short for my age and she would always tell my Mom & Dad that I was just to little to be going to school. She taught me to love math and from that year on math was my best subject in all my classes. She was so special to me and I will miss her very much. She touched...

Mrs.Gideon was a very classy lady who was kind to everyone! My mother, Florence Easterling, worked for her at The Sterling House for many years. My mother loved her and loved working there! So sorry for your loss!

Mrs. Gideon, my second grade teacher was one of my favorite teachers. I later would stop in at the Sterling House and she always remember me. Please know that your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Serena & family, our thoughts and prayers are with you in the loss of your mother. We remember your mother and father with great appreciation and love.
Mama worked with them for many years and thoughts the world of them. Your Mother was a elegant lady, kind, sensitive, thoughtful and always helpful. May your feel the presence of the Lord in these days of grief and experience his comfort and peace. May God bless you and yours. Love, Charles & Gloria Allard

Frances was a very sweet and kind lady. It was always a pleasure working for her. May she rest in peace.

So sorry for your loss.


Frances's Obituaries

Frances Gideon CaldwellFrances Gideon Caldwell, 90, of Wilmington, died Friday, December 12, 2014, at New Hanover Regional Medical Center.Frances was born May 8, 1924 in Tabor City, NC, daughter of the late Sam Thomas Gore and Ruth Cox Gore. Her first husband, Stephen Andrew Gideon (1986), and four brothers, Lewis, Ralph, Sam T., and McRoy Gore, preceded her in death.Frances was the owner and operator of the Sterling House Gift & Jewelry Store from 1955-1990, and taught at Winter Park Elementary School for 30 years. She was a member of Pine Valley United Methodist Church and a Charter Member of ADK Alpha Psi International Teacher Sorority where she was also a Silver Sister.She is survived by her husband, Hugh T. Caldwell, Sr.; daughter, Serena Crumley of Hilton Head Island, SC; grandchildren, Fran Crumley Thacker and husband, Dr. Chad Thacker, of Pikeville, KY, and David Crumley and wife, Ari, of Atlanta, GA; three great-grandchildren, Olivia Grace Thacker, Emma Kate Thacker, and Sam Crumley III; and brother, Paul Gore of Tabor City, NC.The family will receive friends from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Sunday, December 14, 2014, at Andrews Market Street Chapel, 1617 Market Street, Wilmington.A funeral service will be 2 p.m. Monday, December 15, 2014, at Pine Valley United Methodist Church. Interment will follow at Oleander Memorial Gardens.In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Frances may be made to Pine Valley United Methodist Church, 3788 Shipyard Boulevard, Wilmington, NC 28403.

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