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Frances Lewis

April 30, 1930 — January 12, 2017

Frances Lewis

Miles – Nobles Funeral Home and Crematory respectfully announces the services of Frances Edweena Williamson Lewis, age 86, who passed away Thursday, January 12, 2017.  She was the daughter of  the late Walter E. Williamson and Mary Elizabeth Herrin.  Frances was born in Brooks County Georgia on April 30, 1930 and had resided in Appling County for 68 years.  She and her husband, Eugene A. Lewis owned and operated Lewis Grocery and Service Station on US1 N in Baxley, GA for 40 years. After retiring from the store, Frances worked at Appling County Elementary School in the cafeteria for 10 years; where she retired again.  Frances was a charter member of Woodlawn Baptist Church and the Naomi Sunday School class in Baxley.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, Eugene A. Lewis; son Gary E. Lewis; brothers, J.W. Williamson and Maurice Williamson and sister, Nan Sue Williamson.

She was survived by her two daughters, Eileen Stone and husband Charles and Genia White and husband Danny both of Baxley; one son, Ted Lewis and wife Kim of Kingsland, GA; seven grandchildren, Paula Tanner and husband Jeff of Baxley, Aaron Stone and wife Kim of Sugar Hill, GA, Trevor Lewis, Caleb Lewis, Danelle White, Henry Heape and wife Kayla of Bellevue, NE and Chad Carter; seven great grandchildren, Payne Ivie, Pierce Tanner, Abbigayle Tanner, Dylan Stone, Jayden Stone, Kameron Reeves and Brianna Heape; one brother, Glen Williamson of Valdosta, GA and two sisters, Betty Brady and Sandra McLeod both of Barney, GA.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, January 14, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. from the Woodlawn Baptist Church with the Reverend Lindsay Lewis and Reverend Tommy Daniels.  Eulogy given by grandson, Aaron Stone. 

Musical selections will be by Abbigayle Tanner, Eileen Stone and Kim Hall.

Interment will follow in the Omega Cemetery with Reverend Doug Weisel officiating

Visitation will be held one hour prior to services at the church.

Active pallbearers will be Trevor Lewis, Payne Ivie, Tom Williamson, Robert Williamson, Dwayne Williamson and Caleb Lewis.

Honorary pallbearers will be Woodlawn Baptist Church members, Southern Care Hospice, Missy Griffin, Patrice Woods, Janette Davis, Mattie Nails, Michaela Hardwick, Merle Mason, Stephanie Thompson, Louisa Bush, Helen Foskey, Patrice Woods and Reverend Doug Weisel.

Family will be gathering at the home of Danny and Genia White at 1913 Asbury Church Rd.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Woodlawn Baptist Church in memory of Mrs. Lewis at 218 Woodlawn Church Road, Baxley, GA 31513.

Family and friends may sign the on-line registry at

Miles – Nobles Funeral Home and Crematory will be serving the family of Frances Edweena Williamson Lewis.

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