Widener, Frances Leona

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Frances Leona Widener, 85, formerly of Signal Mountain, Tennessee, passed away on February 7, 2018.


She was of the Baptist faith.


She was preceded in death by parents, Allen and Essie Day, Sr.; brothers, Glen Day, Jr. and Fred Day; sister, Doris Jacqueline Griffith; granddaughter, Jamie L. Melton and grandson, John Eddings.


She is survived by her husband of 31 years, George Widener of Booneville, Arkansas; sister, Bertie (Clayton) Stewart; daughter, Linda (Dwayne) Melton and their daughter, Kelly (Eric) Peterson, their children, Will and Drew Peterson. She is also survived by her son, Larry (Barbara) Eddings, their son, Andy (Becky) Eddings and their daughter, Jenny (Glen) Tate and their daughters, Emily and Gracie. Frances also leaves behind several nieces and nephews.


In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Pl, Memphis, Tn. 38105 or at https://www.stjude.org/ that she donated to yearly after her granddaughter, Jamie’s death.


A funeral service will be held on Sunday, Feb. 11, at 3 p.m. at Chattanooga Funeral Home, North Chapel with a visitation being held prior to the service from 1-3 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Chattanooga Memorial Park.


Arrangements are held by the North Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory and Florist, 5401 Highway 153, Hixson, Tn. 37343.


Please share your thoughts and memories at www.chattanooganorthchapel.com.


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