PIEDMONT — Funeral services for Mrs. Frances May Doss, 87, will be at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Piedmont Seventh-day Adventist Church with Pastor Rick Blythe officiating. Graveside services will be Friday at 11 a.m. (ET) at the Chattanooga National Cemetery in Chattanooga, Tenn. The family will receive friends from 3-6 p.m. Thursday at the church. Mrs. Doss died Tuesday, February 3, 2009, at Piedmont Health Care Center.
Survivors include two sons, Thomas Albert Duman (Diane), of Hixson, Tenn. and Michael J. Duman (Tracy), of Piedmont; eight grandchildren, Dan Plummer, Lois Assink, Sharon Crosby, John Plummer, Julie Hoffman, Marvin Plummer, Christopher Jay Duman and Jonathon Michael Duman; several great-grandchildren and one sister, Elizabeth Manley-Kemmerer.
Pallbearers will be David Hamilton, Darryl Freeman, Jimmy Woodfin, Sam Davis, Chuck Fender and Michael Abraham. Honorary Pallbearer will be Sid Argo. Mrs. Doss was an Illinois native and had been a Piedmont resident for the past four years. She was the valedictorian of her high school class, was a retired accountant from Wildwood, Georgia Hospital, was a charter member of the Piedmont Seventh-day Adventist Church, was a published author, world traveler and ham radio operator. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Wesley Duman, her second husband, Congressional Medal of Honor recipient Desmond T. Doss, and a daughter, Marilyn Shadduck.
Published in The Anniston Star on Feb. 4, 2009.