Collierville Funeral Home

534 West Poplar, Collierville, TN


Frances Staples Hinton

October 23, 1918June 23, 2020

We are celebrating the life of Frances Staples Hinton who died at her home in Collierville at the age of 101. She was preceded in death by her husband Herbert Hinton and is survived by her daughters Sara Welch (Bob) of Gainesville Florida, Carolyn Hopper (David) of Murfreesboro Tennessee, and Marion Oliver of Woodstock Georgia; three grandchildren, and eight great grandchildren. Since 1936, Mrs. Hinton has been an integral part of the community of Collierville. She was a regular volunteer at Page Robbins Adult Day Center and countless other benevolent causes. She is noted for her ability to convey a special kind of love to individuals in need. She was an active member of Collierville United Methodist Church where she taught Sunday school to both children and adults for many years. Her mission in life was to serve God by helping others. She certainly accomplished that. She influenced many people over her long and purposeful life. A private graveside service will be held for family only at Magnolia Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, Mrs. Hinton requested donations to Page Robbins Adult Care Center or Collierville United Methodist Church.


  • Herbert Hinton, Husband (deceased)
  • Sara Welch (Bob), Daughter
  • Carolyn Hopper (David), Daughter
  • Marion Oliver, Daughter
  • Three (3), Grandchildren
  • Eight (8), Great Grandchildren

  • Page Robbins Adult Care Center
  • Collierville United Methodist Church


No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.


Frances Staples Hinton

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Floyd Hazlett

July 1, 2020

I met Mrs. Francis at Page Robbins, I was the first chef there. Upon
seeing the compassion that we both shared for the residents, we became good friends. Mrs. Francis was a staunch supporter of the
house of prayer. I Know that she is missed already, a woman full of
the nine fruits of the Spirit, as she exemplified in the life she lived.
I visited her on many occasions at her home, and I always left with
wisdom and how to be a better man of God for my congregation. To the family, she is missed already, but God has received a beautiful saint and the angels are rejoicing!
Rev. Floyd Hazlett, Pastor of the Jerusalem M.B. Church in Millington, TN.

Mary Alice Brock

June 30, 2020

From “Miss Frances” being our Scout leader when I was a child through the past few years sharing the same parking area at church, she has always been an inspiration as a loving follower of Christ. She always made a special point of greeting Sandy each Sunday morning as we were leaving. Sarah, Carolyn, and Marian, we were all blessed knowing your mom. Prayers for each of you.

Jean Burch

June 29, 2020

I met Francis at UMW circle and was honoured to call her friend . She was such an example of what a Godly Woman should strive to be . She would say at our circle meetings “I asked the Lord If he was going to keep me here this long to just use me”. She was such a joy to be around and radiantly showed the Joy of the Lord . I will miss her and we all will miss her at our Circle of Love . I know there was a great homecoming in Heaven when she entered those gates . The photo was taken at our UMW bake sale after her 100th birthday .
Sincerely Jean Burch
Jean Burch.

Carol Knop

June 28, 2020

She was an inspiration to all. A beautiful example of a Christian lady! She will be missed!

Donna Russell

June 25, 2020

It is hard to find the right memory to share of such a memorable lady ! Frances was one of the first I met when my family moved to Collierville in 1972 . Such a wonderful role role model to so many .

The funniest story I ever heard her tell was how she killed a roof rat with her shoe ! I laughed till I cried but she could handle anything that came along !

Phyllis Warmington

June 25, 2020

I loved Frances!! She was a special lady and I think an angel sent from God. She was such a wonderful teacher in Sunday School and her Bible studies. We were so fortunate to have her in our lives. She will be greatly missed and her wonderful chess pies and German chocolate cake! My deepest sympathy to all the family.

Betty Knox Salmon

June 25, 2020

Sara, Carolyn and Marion,
So sorry to hear of your loss. She was a special person and I was always amazed at the activities you would see her attending. She will be missed.
Love to all,
Betty Knox

Leanne Sammons Chasteen

June 25, 2020

What fond memories of Ms Frances being across the street from ReeRee(Marie Sammons) all those years!
Love to you all!

Ruth Ellen Everett (Fel) Morrison

June 25, 2020

What a great and loving lady she was! The Matriarch of Collierville, our family & our church.
We shall all miss her!

Shirley Swatts

June 25, 2020

I only knew Frances for a few years but she inspired me so much with her love for people and her “spunky” personality. I was in a circle with her when I joined the church. At the first meeting she came over to me on her walker & said “tell me about yourself“! I knew right then this was a lady I wanted to know. She was such a delight. She will be missed!