Ethel P. Francis

Published 1:09 pm Friday, April 26, 2019

CAPRON — Ethel Pope “Dick” Francis, 94, passed away on April 26, 2019.

A lifelong resident of Southampton County, she was the daughter of the late Percy Ashby Pope and Ruth Leah Scarborough Pope, and was also pre-deceased by her husband, Linard Thomas Francis, and her son, Linard Thomas Francis Jr.

She was a graduate of Capron High School and a member of Capron United Methodist Church.

Left to cherish her memory are a daughter, Donna Francis Slagle of Emporia; three grandchildren, Matthew Thomas Francis (Carla), Linard Brice Francis and Johnathan Mark Slagle (Katy); seven great-grandchildren, Matthew Francis, Mallory Francis, Kaya Francis, Dalton Francis, Brayden Slagle, Liam Slagle and Ben Slagle; and one great-great grandchild, Kaleo Francis.

The graveside service will be at 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 28, in Capron Cemetery with Pastor Fred Brockhausen officiating.

Wright Funeral Home, Franklin, has charge of the arrangements.

The family suggests that Memorial Donations be made to Capron United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 159, Capron, VA 23829.