Frances W. Winstead

October 17, 1934 - November 27, 2018
Frances W. Winstead

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Frances W. Winstead of Hendersonville passed away at her home Tuesday, November 27, 2018. She was born October 17, 1934 in Gainesville, GA to the late Carlton Graves and Frances Lott Westmoreland.
Following her completion of high school at Tabor City, she graduated from Women’s College of UNC at Greensboro. Frances taught four years of high school and junior high science in Atlanta, GA, and Beaufort, SC, before moving to Hendersonville where she had a career caring for her family and working as a dental assistant and office manager for twenty-three years alongside her husband. She was an active member of First United Methodist Church in Hendersonville, a member of the UMW Lydia Circle and a member of the Alma Lee Cheves Sunday School class.
Frances was a kind and gentle person who loved and enjoyed her family and many friends. She had a servant’s heart and always thought of others. She had an appreciation for flowers, birds, music, cooking, and helping wherever needed.
Survivors include her loving husband of sixty years, James Lee Winstead, Jr.; her sons, Carl Winstead and his wife, Jennifer, and Brian Winstead and his wife, Yolanda; grandchildren, Anna, Joseph and Evan; and niece, Sue Smith and her husband, Michael.
A memorial service and celebration of life and resurrection will be held at 11 am Saturday, December 8, 2018 at First United Methodist Church. The family will receive friends immediately following the service in the Gettman Room. An interment will occur at a later date in Tabor City, NC.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to First United Methodist Church or to the Alzheimer’s Association.

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  • November 30, 2018
    Bob and Alice Betts says:
    Such a wonderful lady!

  • November 30, 2018
    Bob and Alice Betts says:
    We always remember when you lived on Kensington! You moved on, but we’re still here. Frances was such a lovely person, a great mother and faithful Christian. We will miss her immensely. Our hearts go out to Jim, Carl and Brian and our prayers are with you. Sincerely, Bob and Alice

  • December 06, 2018
    Jimmy R. Rogers lit a candle:
    Lit since December 6, 2018 at 12:40:24 PM

  • December 07, 2018
    SaraLee Nickell says:
    I remember Frances as a gracious, loving person who was always supportive of me through my teaching years and in our church UMW circle. My prayers and thoughts are with Jim, Carl, and Brian. SaraLee

  • December 08, 2018
    Margaret Inman Hedgecoe says:
    Joel and I send our sincere sympathy to Jimmy and your family. I am flooded with memories since reading in the Tabor-Loris Tribune that Frances Ann died this week. I think my mama taught her in seventh grade, and you too Jimmy. Mama said that was a smart class and I think she said Frances started a band at WC. I remember the jewelry store where we registered for china when we were engaged. I always enjoyed seeing you both at the reunions and loved our dental connection. Joel still practices two days a week but I never was his office manager like she was for you. I also remember Mrs. Winstead had a party for me when we got married. Thank you for the wonderful memories (like Jimmy Rogers said) of growing up in a wonderful town. Jimmy, I hope to see you again at the reunion if Richard can find a place.