Francis Cardin Avery
Brown Funeral Home
306 College Street
Elizabethtown, KY
Frances Cardin Avery, 84, of Elizabethtown, wife of James Russell Avery, departed this life for a new life on Dec. 12, 2014.

She was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother and friend, and was active in Gilead Baptist Church. She was a daughter of Shelby Cardin and Ruth Tabb, born in Sonora on Jan. 26, 1930.

She was preceded in death by a son, Gregory Allen; her parents; and two brothers, James Cardin and Harvey 'Monk' Cardin.

Frances is survived by her husband, Russell Avery; sister, Mary Elizabeth (Robert) Duggins; a son, Craig (Dori) Avery of Nicholasville; a daughter, Jane (Warren) Clifford of Elizabethtown; and five grandchildren, Shelby (Mandy) Avery of Lexington, Jill Avery (Shawn) Young, Luke (Bailey) Avery, all of Nicholasville, and Leslie Clifford (Dean) Smith and Jason Clifford, all of Elizabethtown; as well as seven great-grandchildren.

The family deeply appreciates the many caregivers who aided Frances through her struggles with Alzheimer's. The family has requested donations be made to Fisher Center for Alzheimer's Research Foundation, 110 East 42nd Street, 16th Floor, New York, NY 10017 or through the web at

The funeral is at 10 a.m. Monday at Brown Funeral Home with Dr. Steve Hadden officiating. Burial follows in Sonora Cemetery.

Visitation is from 2 to 6 p.m. today and continues after 9 a.m. Monday at the funeral home.

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Frances was a pleasure to take care of the last 8 years. Her smile would light up the room. I just know she is walking the streets of gold, talking and smiling that beautiful smile. Heaven surely did gain a beautiful angel. My thoughts and prayers are with all her family and friends that will miss her dearly.
Toni Tuttle
December 15, 2014
Jane and Warren, Leslie and Jason,
Please accept my sincere sympathy in the passing of your Mother, and Grandmother. I will keep you and all the family in my prayers for God's healing and comfort for your broken hearts always.

Linda Irwin
December 15, 2014
I have fond memories of Francis. We polished shoes for the Marching Band and we raised money for the trips. She was delightful to work with. Our prayers are with the family.
Delores and Allen Baugh
December 15, 2014
We will miss visiting Francis at Helmwood. When she first came there we would have many laughs and talks during our time with her. Francis was a very sweet and loving person. God be with you Francis.
David and Donna Means
December 14, 2014
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