She was preceded in death by her husband John Franklin Bell, her parents Nora B. Rogers, Carl Franklin (Frank) Gray and infant sister Dorothy Jean Gray.
She is survived by her children Mike Gray (Treva) Grant, Melissa Gray (Jim) Charles and David Gray (Joann) Grant. A stepdaughter Judy Bell (Fran) Piscitelli. Her grandchildren Michael Edwin Grant, April Renee McCreary, Jesse Marcus (Stephanie) Charles, Matthew Gray Charles, Lindsey Elizabeth (Lyle) Amacher, Kelsey Kathleen Grant, Haley Gray Grant and six great-grandchildren.
Frankie was a member of the Winchester Cumberland Presbyterian Church, the General James Winchester Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Manchester Garden Club.
After graduating from high school she attended Draughns Business School in Chattanooga, TN. She married Herman Edwin Grant and moved to New York where she worked for the Naval Defense Department on Wal Street. After the war ended she returned to Winchester and began working for the social services department. She later served as a legal recording secretary for ten years before retiring in 1979. Frankie was a long and devoted mother. One of her great joys was her Pomeranian “Annie Bell” who remained her steadfast companion until 2008.
Visitation will be at Watson-North Funeral Home on Friday, June 8th from 5-8pm.
A memorial service will be on Saturday, June 9th at 10:00am at Watson-North Funeral Home with Reverend Michael Clark officiating.
Watson-North Funeral Home, Cremation Center & Memorial Park in charge of arrangements.