Frances Jackson

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Frances Herman Jackson COLUMBIA Frances Herman Jackson, 88, died November 3, 2016, at Still Hopes Episcopal Retirement Community where she had made her home for the past seven years. A daughter of the late Arthur and Edith Logan Herman, she was born July 10, 1928, in Parkersburg, West Virginia. After graduating from Bryn Mawr College in 1950, she moved to New York where she worked for Charles Scribner's Sons, and it was while in New York she met Derial Calhoun Sanders Jackson. The two were married in 1957 and moved to Columbia where she earned a Master of Arts degree in French from the University of South Carolina and began a career that spanned more than twenty years teaching French at Dreher, A. C. Flora, and Eau Claire High Schools. After her retirement from teaching, she served as a volunteer docent for Historic Columbia and Trinity Cathedral, and with Mary M. Kinard, co-wrote two books, A Silence After Trumpets: The Story of Sarah Buchanan Preston, and Remember the Year. She was a member of the National Society of the Colonial Dames of America, the Alliance Francaise, a former member of Forest Lake Club, and at Still Hopes led the Cercle Francais. She and her husband were avid dog lovers; she leaves behind her Pomeranian, Louis XIV. Mrs. Jackson is survived by her daughter, Katherine Jackson Anderson of Columbia; three grandsons, William, Calhoun, and Francis Anderson; and nieces, Caroline Jackson Ward, Elizabeth Jones Sunseri, Frances Cole Jones; nephew, Milo Logan Jones; and sister-in-law, Marnie McFarland Jackson Martin. She was predeceased by her husband and her only sister, Edith Herman Jones. A memorial service will be held 2 o'clock, Sunday, November 6th, at the Trinity Cathedral. The family will receive friends from 1:00 until 2:30 o'clock, Saturday afternoon at the Guignard Mansion at Still Hopes. Shives Funeral Home, Trenholm Road Chapel, is assisting the Jackson family. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Historic Columbia Foundation, 1601 Richland Street, Columbia, SC 29201; the Still Hopes Residents Assistance Fund, 1 Still Hopes Drive, West Columbia, SC 29169; or to St. Lawrence Place, 2400 Waites Road, Columbia, SC 29204. Memories and condolences may be shared at
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Columbia, SC 29223
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Published in The State on Nov. 4, 2016