HULL – Frances Brown Bond, 96, died Saturday, July 4, 2009, just shy of her 97th birthday.
Born in Hull, she was the daughter of the late John Glenn and Carrie Holcomb Brown. She was a homemaker for many years and then transitioned to the working world during the middle of her life. She was first employed by Coca Cola Bottling Company in Americus, before moving back to North
Georgia and settling at Smith Boley Brown, Inc., where she worked until her retirement after 45 years with the company. She was a lifelong member of Hull Baptist Church and first attended Hull Baptist as an infant, where her mother would lay her under a pew to sleep during services. A lifetime resident of Hull, she lived on Glenn-Carrie Road, which was named after her mother and father. After living a full life, she left many happy memories for her family and friends, including an article that appeared in The Madison County Journal that captured what she loved to talk about the most. In the article “A Century of Change,” she was interviewed along with her sister, Lois Brown Aiken, who recently celebrated her 100th birthday, about their childhood and how the world has changed. Mrs. Bond’s greatest loves were her church and her family.
Mrs. Bond was preceded in death by her husband, Doyle H. Bond Sr., an infant son; brothers, Paul Brown, Coile Brown, Curtis Brown, James Brown; and a sister, Ollie Brown Patton.
Survivors include a son, David H. Bond Jr. (Sharon); daughters, Carolyn Bond Howell (Buzz), and Joan Bond; sister, Lois Brown Aiken; six grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren, with another due in August; and one great-great-grandchild. Her youngest daughter, Joan, was her caretaker for many years.
Funeral services were held Monday, July 6, at Hull Baptist Church. Burial was at Jones Chapel Methodist Church cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hull Baptist Church.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, Danielsville, was in charge of arrangements.