OBITUARY

Frances Davis Peavy

September 7, 1918June 26, 2018
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Frances Peavy died June 26, 2018, a few months shy of her hundredth birthday. She was born in San Augustine on September 7, 1918 to Dr. Drew and Effie Greer Davis. She was born during the Spanish Flu epidemic of 1918 which took her father’s life. She survived her first and only bout of the flu as a newborn. She was the baby of the family, and her older brothers and sisters marveled at how cute and smart she was until the day they died. It was always easy to tell how long people knew Frances. She called herself “Dobbly” as a small child, was “Fannie C” though college, Fannie as a teacher, and Frances for her last thirty years. She was Fan to her daughters, Grandmother to her granddaughters, and Fan to her great grandchildren. She graduated from SFA where she met her roommate’s brother, Charley Peavy, and they were engaged for the entirety of World War II. She married Charles William Peavy, called Charley Billy, and known as Jack in 1945 and moved to Hudson. She taught at Hudson for over thirty years and loved the school and the students. Her former students all show up to vote because she told them that she would haunt them if they ever forgot that civic responsibility. She was proud of Hudson and continually bragged about its sterling academic record. She loved her students. Taking a walk in town with her was like making a procession with the Queen because former students always came over to see her and tell her what she meant to them. Charley Billy died in 1960, and Frances picked herself up, continued teaching, and raised her daughters to be confident and independent. Both daughters traveled extensively, and she used to say that she might have overdone it a bit when she encouraged them to explore the world. She was a lifelong Presbyterian and was the doyenne of First Presbyterian in Lufkin. She was also a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Daughters of the Republic of Texas. She is survived by her daughters, Charla McCracken and husband Vance of Wimberley, Texas, and Angier Peavy of Hudson, granddaughters, Shasha McCracken of Boerne, Texas, and Elizabeth Partenza and husband John of Houston, Texas. She had three great grandchildren: Leo, Otis, and Georgia Partenza. She is survived by her nieces and nephews: Dr. Drew Williams, Kathryn Wiley, Emmie Leach, Gladys Legg, Pat Moore, Billy, Mike, Joe and Clifford Penn, Lee, Gip, and Phillip Friesen, Asa, Woody, and Clifford Peavy and their families. There will be private burial services on June 30, 2018 followed by a memorial service at 11:00 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 607 Jane Way, Lufkin with Dr. Brian Wiggins and Reverend Monsignor Phillip M. Leach officiating. Donations may be made to the First Presbyterian Church or Hudson School. The family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Friday evening at Gipson Funeral Home. Condolences may be offered at www.gipsonfuneralhome.com Services have been placed in the trust of Gipson Funeral Home.

Services

  • Visitation Friday, June 29, 2018
  • Memorial Service Saturday, June 30, 2018
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Frances Davis Peavy

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LAURA HODGES

July 1, 2018

Words cannot express how sad I am today.. I lost my dear friend.. who I loved like my Grandmother she used to all me her little Minx... lol.... We laughed a lot together, we cried together. We were family even though not by blood. She knew my dad whom she bought a car from years ago, she taught my sisters and then she gave me a job helping her.
You promised you would dance at my wedding... Well I will hold you to that dance in heaven ... my dear friend..

I will always remember your famous fudge, your pimento cheese sandwiches and your chicken Dorito casserole.

I love you ... God Speed my friend.. until we meet again....

Debbie Riddle Williams

June 29, 2018

Mrs Peavy was my Civics teacher. I turned 18 before I graduated and she always taught us how important it was to vote. If you registered to vote she would give an extra credit on your grade. It was an honor to have learned from her. She was dearly loved. ❤️ RIP Mrs. Peavy.
Debbie Riddle Williams

Mickey Youngblood

June 29, 2018

What a wonderful lady and teacher...Mrs. Peavy was someone that people had the upmost respect for. She is a very large part of many wonderful memories I have of Hudson.....

Desiree Shaw

June 29, 2018

Mrs. Frances Peavy was my civic teacher and mentor and confidant, with a very special teacher and historian heart. As much as she loved the Lord, her family and beloved Hudson community, she was not bashful about bragging about her daughters and what a blessing they were to her. Mrs Peavy taught us our civic duties and importance of knowing the history of laws and rules of the land, but warned she would not help with our income tax forms...so we better listen carefully the first time. My basic constitutional rights were violated in 1996. I was caught unaware that all men do not uphold the great constitution. As I fought my way through hurdles of proving my case, I talked to Mrs Peaby in my mind as I read, researched and wrote every elected official with an address...What men meant for evil, God has made good. Mrs Peavy set the foundation for that fight and I owe her my respect and humble gratitude always and forever.

Susan Boudreaux

June 28, 2018

Aunt Fanny , I will always remember your positive and funny personality. The times I spent at your house will always be a memory that warms my heart. I am so glad my children were able to meet you and also experiance your house when we visited. Love to you always.
Susan

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