Frances L. Wallace

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Frances L. Wallace, 78, of Dyess died on Saturday, Sept. 19 in Batesville.

She was born Thursday, March 5, 1931 in Tyronza to the late Victor Mitchell and Clara Mae Burt Forrester, she was an active member of Dyess Central Baptist Church and was secretary and treasurer of the church, held a masters degree in special education, and retired from Dyess Public Schools with 30 years of service. She was on the Dyess Reunion Committee, Johnny Cash Committee and a member of Home Extension Club. She was well-known for making candy and popcorn balls.

She was preceded in death by her parents, one great grandchild, Justice Tatum; one niece, Carrie Ann Forrester and father of her children, John A. Wallace, Jr.

She is survived by her son, Larry A. Wallace of Jonesville, La.; her daughter, Brenda W. Smith of Edgemont; three grandchildren, Stephen K. Tatum, Jr., Cheryl Bentley and Ken Smith; seven great-grandchildren, Trae Tatum, Josh Tatum, Kimber Tatum, Roxanne Bentley, Scarlett Bentley, Jacob Smith and Sam Smith; one brother, Mitchell Lavern Forrester and wife Bettye of Elkhart, Ind.; two nephews, Randy Forrester and David Forrester; two great grand nephews; Kyle Forrester and Marc Forrester; and one great niece, Gail Forrester Pedroza.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 22 at the Dyess Central Baptist Church with Bro. Mike Gonzales officiating. Burial followed in Potter Memorial Cemetery in Lepanto.