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Frances W. Winstead: Hendersonville

1934 – 2018

     Frances W. Winstead of Hendersonville passed away at her home Tuesday, Nov. 27. She was 84.

     She was born Oct. 17, 1934 in Gainesville, Georgia to the late Carlton Graves and Frances Lott Westmoreland.

     Following her completion of high school at Tabor City, she graduated from Women’s College of UNC at Greensboro. Frances taught four years of high school and junior high science in Atlanta, GA, and Beaufort, South Carolina, before moving to Hendersonville where she had a career caring for her family and working as a dental assistant and office manager for twenty-three years alongside her husband. She was an active member of First United Methodist Church in Hendersonville, a member of the UMW Lydia Circle and a member of the Alma Lee Cheves Sunday School class.

     Frances was a kind and gentle person who loved and enjoyed her family and many friends. She had a servant’s heart and always thought of others. She had an appreciation for flowers, birds, music, cooking, and helping wherever needed.

     Survivors include her loving husband of sixty years, James Lee Winstead, Jr.; her sons, Carl Winstead and his wife, Jennifer, and Brian Winstead and his wife, Yolanda; grandchildren, Anna, Joseph and Evan; and niece, Sue Smith and her husband, Michael.

     A memorial service and celebration of life and resurrection was planned for 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, at First United Methodist Church in Hendersonville. Family planned to receive friends immediately following the service in the Gettman Room. An interment was planned for a later date in Tabor City.

     In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to First United Methodist Church or to the Alzheimer’s Association.

     A guest register is available here.