Frances Holland

Published 10:40 am Wednesday, November 28, 2012

LEXINGTON, Ky.—Frances Lee Hodges Holland of Capron died peacefully on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012, in Lexington, Ky., while visiting family for the Thanksgiving holiday.

She was born in Capron to Daphne and John Mason Hodges on Oct. 25, 1920.

She was a kind and gracious woman of many talents. Her active and independent life included travel, painting, foreign language, jewelry design, music appreciation, gardening, needlework, all types of dance and many outdoor recreational activities.

She was a life-long learner whose interests were unbounded. Her generosity and courage were unmatched.

She is survived by her daughter, Elizabeth Lee Holland Simpson (David) of Danville, Ky.; and son, William Peyton Holland (Jane) of Deerfield, Wis.

She was predeceased by a son, Robert Debnam Holland Jr.

She was the much beloved grandmother of Melanie, Annabel, Rebecca, Robert, Rick and Katherine. Her great-granddaughters Matilda Lilee Berry and Zoe Lee Hull will miss her so much. Her devoted brother, Kilby Hodges (Edna), resides in Capron.

She loved Virginia in all seasons and most of all in April.

A memorial service will be held in springtime.

Operation Smile was among the many charities to which she contributed. For those wishing to remember her with a gift, please consider this endeavor.

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