Garrett Funeral Home

460 North Main St., Waynesville, NC


Frances Jane Medford

September 19, 1933December 23, 2019

Canton-Frances Deal Medford, 86, passed away on Monday, December 23, 2019, at Silver Bluff Village. Frances was born in Macon County on September 19, 1933, to the late William Logan and Beulah “Bida” Jane Holland Deal. Frances enjoyed going camping and was known for her great country cooking and was active in her church.

In addition to her parents, Frances was preceded in death by her brother, Robert Deal; sisters, Betty Mehaffey, and Louise Hooper.

Frances is survived by her loving husband, Charles D. Medford; brother, William Berlon Deal; sisters, Lois Ann Bressler, Phillis Wilson, and Helen Palvinet; and special friends Stanley and Cheryl Watson.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm on Friday, December 27, in the chapel of Garrett Funerals and Cremations. Burial will follow at Garrett-Hillcrest Memorial Park. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Haywood County Meals on Wheels at 157 Paragon Pkwy. Suite 300, Clyde, NC 28721.



  • Visitation Friday, December 27, 2019
  • Funeral Service Friday, December 27, 2019


  • Burial


Frances Jane Medford

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Donna Sexton

December 31, 2019

Donna Sexton

December 31, 2019

I had the pleasure of working for Charles and Frances from Dec 16, 2016 to April 2019. Every day with Frances was an adventure. She was a big blessing in my life. I’m so thankful I got to meet her and Charles, I will never forget them....

Janie Entrekin

December 26, 2019

Charles, we’re so sorry to learn of Frances’ passing. We have fond memories of our friendship. May God bless you during this difficult time.

Janie and Waldon Entrekin

Cindy Brock-Tinsley

December 26, 2019

Charles and Frances were my parents neighbors for years and went to the same church. Such a sweet kind lady. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers.
Bud Brock and Cindy Tinsley