Mary Buford (Francis) ROSE, daughter of Louis FRANCIS, Sr., and Lena Duke HAWKINS, of Knoxville, TN, has died. She was the last living family member who was in the large family photograph taken at the 50th wedding anniversary of Philip and Annie (Meyrick) FRANCIS 9 January 1925 in Knoxville, TN.
The obituary (with corrections) follows:
ROSE, MARY BUFORD - age 92 of Knoxville passed away Monday, December 13, 2010. She was a Member of First Baptist Church of Knoxville. Preceded in death by her parents, Louis and Lena Francis, and her husband of 37 years, Howard Rose. Survived by son, Rusty (Linda) Rose of Knoxville; daughter, Barbara Jean (Larry) Lumetto of Knoxville; and grandchildren, Kayla Rose and Rachel Rose of Knoxville. Graveside services will be conducted Friday, December 17, 2010 at 1:00 PM at Lynnhurst Cemetery with Reverend David Ward officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family request contributions be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Gentry-Griffey Funeral Chapel in charge of arrangements. You may sign our online guestbook at www.gentrygriffeyfuneralchapel.com.
Published in Knoxville News Sentinel on December 16, 2010