Anne C. Alexander

October 30, 1936June 15, 2011

.FRANCES ANNE COVINGTON PATTON ALEXANDER MACON – Frances Anne Covington Patton Alexander, 74, passed away peacefully at 2:20pm on Wednesday June 15th. Visitation will be held on Thursday June 16th from 6pm – 8pm at Snow’s Memorial Chapel, Cherry Street. Funeral services and a celebration of her life will be held at 9:30am on Friday June 17th at First Presbyterian Church. The Rev. John Kinser will officiate. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Strong Tower Fellowship, 2193 Vineville Avenue, Macon 31204, First Presbyterian Church, 682 Mulberry Street, Macon 31201 or to a charity of your choice. Born in Bennettsville, SC the daughter of the late Robert Thomas and Frances Coleman Covington, Anne grew up in Conway, SC. She attended Wesleyan College with a major in music and taught piano until beginning a career in real estate sales in 1970. She worked with Patton Realty, SSK Realty, Alexander-Frost & Co. and Sheridan Soloman Co. until her retirement in 2006. During her lengthy career she received numerous awards, including Life Member of the Million Dollar Club. She was a member of the Morning Music Club. Anne was a member of First Presbyterian Church and was previously an active member of Vineville Presbyterian Church (now Strong Tower). While Anne was very successful in her business career, her greatest success came as a homemaker, mother and grandmother. She raised and supported her five children, for a number of years as a single mom, during one of the most difficult real estate periods. Her deep Christian faith and strong work ethic was passed along to her children, all of whom have succeeded in life. When she married Tommy Alexander in 1983, she took on his three daughters as her own and melded the two families together as one. The “Alexander girls” have had Anne as their mom longer than their birth mom and they love her dearly. Anne is survived by her family whom she adored, her husband Thomas (Tommy) W. Alexander of Macon; her daughters, Marianna Patton Hudspeth of Greensboro, GA and Judy Patton Roberts (Leigh) of Suwanee, GA; her sons, Robert C. Patton (Cornealia), of Suwanee, GA, Rev. H. Thomas Patton III (Dianna) of Birmingham, AL and Patrick C. Patton (Lisa) of Macon; her stepdaughters, Beth Alexander Dobbins (Randy) of Marion, NC, Mary Clare Alexander Freel (Eric) of Macon and Eleanor Alexander Lilly (Chet) of Atlanta; twenty-two grandchildren and one great grandchild. Visit to express condolences. Snow’s Memorial Chapel Funeral and Cremation Services, Cherry Street has charge of arrangements.



  • Celebration of Her Life Friday, June 17, 2011
  • Visitation Thursday, June 16, 2011


  • Burial

Anne C. Alexander

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Nancy Pyles

June 21, 2011

In 1989 my mother, Aurelia Norwood, had open heart surgery. I knew Anne because we went to church together at Vineville Presbyterian. Anne came to me and asked if she could visit my mother whom she did not even know. She did visit my mother, and of course took food with her. That touched me deeply. As everyone has said, Anne made everyone feel special. I will always remember her and always miss her very much. I am thinking of all of you and praying that the Lord will heal your hearts. Much love, Nancy Pyles

George Folsom

June 20, 2011

Though words, however kind,
cannot ease the loss you bear,
May it bring a share of comfort
to know that others care.
Thinking of you with sympathy.

June 17, 2011

Anne was undoubtedly one of the kindest- most gentle, sincere people I have had the pleasure to meet during my real estate career. She will be missed on this earth!
Our prayers are with her family!
Donna Walters

Deena Harrell Cherry

June 17, 2011

Dear Patton and Alexander family,
Many years ago, your Mom was my piano teacher. Realizing early on that I was not destined for the concert hall, she gave me a wonderful and lasting gift in that she instilled in me the joy of being able to play songs that I would enjoy throughout my life, especially during the holidays. She was always the sweetest lady and I always felt welcome when I visited your home. She did raise a wonderful family-I remember you all as some of the nicest people I have ever met. I know your loss is great and you all are in my thoughts and prayers now and in the days to come.

June 17, 2011

I have really enjoyed having Anne as our neighbor and a member of our little card club. Anne was a very special lady and delighted in the good fortune of others. She was the perfect example of "Let Others See Jesus in You". Although we know that she is in a better place, she will be missed.
Vicki Boughton, Macon, Georgia

Theresa Rhodes

June 17, 2011


Donald and I just read about Anne's passing. We are so very sorry for your loss. You and your families are in our thoughts and prayers

Robin Williams

June 16, 2011


I wanted to let you know I am praying for you and your family at this time of loss. I read about your mother and she was a very special person. You were blessed to have her in your life and the true blessing is that you will see her again for eternity!

God Bless! Robin Williams