Funeral services celebrating the life of Frankie Tugwell Frye, 93, will be at 10 a.m. Friday, March 4, 2016 at Rose Neath Chapel in Minden. Officiating will be the Rev. Roy Southern and the Rev. Mark Benge assisting. Interment will follow at Bistineau Cemetery. Visitation will be at Rose Neath in Minden from 5 until 7 p.m., Thursday March 3.
Frankie was born in Castor on March 27, 1922 and God called her home on Tuesday March 1, 2016. She was preceded in death by her parents, Emmett T. and Addie Locke Tugwell; husband of 58 years Charles Woodrow Frye; and her faithful friend Maxine Roberts. She was the last surviving sibling of eight children born to Emmett and Addie
Tugwell. They were Yancey, Oscar, James, Lamar, Naomi, Susie and Francis.
She is survived by her sons Charles Michael Frye (Sharon), Mark D. Frye (Lou) and daughter Sally Frye Holley (Harold); grandchildren Danielle Calveladge (Steve), James Abston, Allen Frye, Jennifer Whitehead (Brian), Michael Frye, Jessica Frye, Robyn Gray (George), Brent Hunt (Catherine), Tonia Gilbert, Chad Frye (Ellisha), Kelly Walraven (Brock) and Ken Holley (Kristi) numerous great and great-great-grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be her grandsons, Brent Hunt, Allen Frye, Chad Frye, Steve Calveladge, Brock Walraven and Ken Holley.
Frankie was a dedicated wife, mother and a faithful member of Fryeburg Baptist Church for more than 70 years. A woman of many talents, she played the piano, sang, taught Sunday School and was a willing servant of God. Frankie loved her Lord and Savior and was a student of the Bible. All who knew her were blessed by her giving and loving spirit.
She loved her hometown. What a special place for her and Woodrow to raise their family, work a farm, attend church, make lifelong friends and love life. That is the community of Fryeburg. She spent many gratifying hours building flower beds, mowing and tending to her yard.
Our sincere appreciation to Town and Country Nursing Home nurses and staff; Minden Medical Center, Dr. Scott Phillips and Annie Washington for all of the great love and care they extended to our beloved Frankie.
The family request that memorials be made to Fryeburg Baptist Church, P. O. Box 161, Heflin, Louisiana 71039 or to a charity of the donor’s choice.